A few weeks ago, someone did something very wrong to me. I was warned not to trust them, but I didn’t take heed to wisdom and I trusted them anyway. The situation ended up resulting in me not only losing time, but money as well.
Naturally, I was angry and felt completely fooled and used. Why didn’t I take the advice I was given? Grrr. As my blood began to boil, I remembered I’m not who I use to be and therefore, I can’t act nor think as though I am. So I decided to wash my hands of the situation and simply let it be.
Sometimes it can be really hard for us Christians to bite our tongues or “turn the other cheek”, but we have to remember who we are and Whom we serve. Others may view us as weak or timid, but God understands that practicing humility requires the most strength. And after all, His opinion is all that really matters anyway, right?
Oh and speaking of God, He sent an unexpected blessing to me after that particular instance. He loves to bless us when we honor Him through our conduct and obedience – especially when it’s extremely difficult to do. I’m not saying I always get it right because I don’t. However, I am learning and growing for sure as my relationship with Him deepens.
So my Christian friends, the next time you’re in a situation where you feel like cussing folks out or throwing a brick through a window (if you’re from the hood), stop and reflect.
You aren’t the same.
Rise above it.
Learn the lesson.
“I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live but Christ lives in me; and the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the son of God who loved me and gave Himself for me.”
Have a blessed day, you beautiful souls!