We filed our taxes almost two months ago and have still not received our tax refund. We were originally told we would have it within a week. After speaking with the accountant numerous times and calling IRS numerous times, we finally had an answer as to why it was taking so long and when we would get our check back. However, we were told we may have to wait till the end of April. Can you hear me sigh?
Every time I called the accountant or IRS I became so frustrated with the run around that by the end of the phone calls I was so frazzled and found myself yelling at these people. Now I understand the people I was talking to at the IRS really could not control my refund, but just the fact that they had no answers for me really upset me. I would end my phone call with angry eyebrows (Larry Boy!) and unkind words.
Dealing with the IRS anytime can be frustrating. But the bad part is my attitude. My children witnessed my outrage. Innocent operators witnessed my outrage. And worst of all, my attitude did not reflect that of Christ.
"Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus." Philippians 2:5
Our children are watching us. Our neighbors are watching us. The world is watching us. And when we are alone, God is watching us. Our attitudes should always reflect Christ.
Before calling this morning for an update, I prayed that God would help me hold my attitude in check despite the out come. I spent another hour on the phone and received the same answer, but I was able to accept it with a Godly attitude.
So let me ask you, does your attitude today reflect Christ?