contentment: Shopping Lines

While we are waiting in long shopping lines, how do we maintain our sanity?

While standing in long lines due to slow customer service or customer over flow, we must remind ourselves that in Christ we have control over our actions, thoughts, and word choices.

Some ways in which we can channel our energy and maintain contentment are: 

Take a deep breath (breathe in feelings of frustration and breath our God’s peace).

Focus on our to do list (making sure we got everything we needed before leaving the store).

Ask ourselves the question do I want, have or need to stay in this long line? (remember there is always tomorrow)

Finally, remind ourselves we made the choice to shop at during this time period and season (smile).

“Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans” (Proverbs 16:3 NIV).