How To Have An Argument With Yourself And Win

Written by Rev. James L. Snyder


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At this point, I began arguing with myself. I could not get home without getting gas. Just a simple fact of life.

It's not that I haven't run out of gas before, for I have. And, it's not like I run out of gas every week, contrary torepparttar opinions of my Better Half, for I don't.

My argument went something like this:

"This would be a good time to meet her. Just step out in faith and trust God."

"No, get gas forrepparttar 118098 car, you can always get lunch some other day."

Because ofrepparttar 118099 traffic, I had plenty of time to debate thoroughly and heatedly both sides ofrepparttar 118100 issue at hand. This went on for about 30 minutes.

Finally, I submittedrepparttar 118101 evidence on hand to God. "Oh God, I can't do both and I don't know which isrepparttar 118102 right one to do."

A peace settled on me and I headed forrepparttar 118103 restaurant.

Atrepparttar 118104 restaurant, I foundrepparttar 118105 young lady was not waitressing, but wasrepparttar 118106 shift manager forrepparttar 118107 day. When I was seated, I asked for her. Then I didn't know what to expect. I really did not know her and she did not know me at all.

She came to my table and I introduced myself. I knew her grandfather, which was an opening for a very delightful conversation. She sat at my table for about 10 minutes and we chatted like old friends.

I finished my lunch andrepparttar 118108 waitress brought my bill. I stared at it for a few minutes and realized after paying for lunch I had a grand total of 6 cents left. Not quite enough to buy gas forrepparttar 118109 car. I chuckled one of those nervous chuckles when you don't know what's going to happen, but you know you've donerepparttar 118110 right thing.

Then unexpectedly my waitress came torepparttar 118111 table, snatched up my bill and said, "Your lunch has been taken care of." And with that, she whirled away leaving me in a semi-shocked condition.

Going torepparttar 118112 door to leave,repparttar 118113 young lady came to see me off. I profusely thanked her forrepparttar 118114 lunch, and she simply smiled.

Driving torepparttar 118115 gas station, a verse of Scripture played on my mind.

"There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will withrepparttar 118116 temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it." (1 Corinthians 10:13 KJV.)

The best way to win an argument is submittingrepparttar 118117 evidence to God. He always has a workable plan.



The Reverend James L. Snyder is an award winning author whose writings have appeared in more than eighty periodicals including GUIDEPOSTS. In Pursuit of God: The Life of A. W. Tozer, Snyderís first book, won the Readerís Choice Award in 1992 by Christianity Today. Snyder has authored 8 books altogether.


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