Are you loving or selfish? Are you cross and irritable or patient and forgiving? Are you dictatorial, or do you listen to the opinions of others? Are you respectful and obedient to your parents, or willful and disobedient? It is easy to act like good, but what kind of person are you at home? If you want to have a happy home, humbly acknowledge your failings and do your best to overcome them. If you have the guts, the discipline, and the willingness to do your part, you will definitely succeed.
Are you helpful and obliging? or lazy? Do you gladly cooperate with others without criticizing and complaining? Do you become discourage easily, or are you cheerful when things go wrong? Do others find it easy to live with you? Do not be discouraged if you have a hard time controlling your temper or some other disagreeable trait in your character. The effort that you are making to overcome it is a testimony of your great capacity to love, which will help you grow spiritually.
Do you Ask forgiveness for your wrongs? It isn’t easy to say, “I’m sorry that I spoke sharply to you. Please forgive me,” but it’s a good way to get rid of hard feelings and keep your home happy. Do you have a bad disposition? Acknowledging your fault and asking your loved ones to pray for you is a long step toward victory over it. He taught us to ask forgiveness of those that we have wronged. If we aren’t willing to do this, it will stand in the way of your fellowship with Him.