Tonight, while planning to perform a poem to a mid-sized crowd, an older man from the church approached me. He asked me to take my hat off in the sanctuary.
Immediately I was irritated. I had been struggling with my prayer life all week and it showed with my lack of meekness.
Galatians 5:22 ESV says, But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
I had to change my mental approach. What fruit was I bearing if I refused a simple rule that made members of that church comfortable? Although my pride would have been satisfied, maybe my hat would have become a distraction to others seeking God.
It's important that we view small, menial situations like this from a bigger perspective. Don't allow small-scale situations like this distract you from bearing good fruit to others.