Do you know what the quickest and most immediate emotion we as humans have? Vengeance. It’s not, love, desire, temptation, anger, or any number of other emotions. It is the emotion to get back at someone.
Think of the last time someone cut you off on the highway for no real reason. What did you almost instantly want to do? I know, it has happened to me to. Ha. Vengeance can (if not controlled) take a very sharp turn before you even know it. One minute you are content and happy and the next, you are plotting how to get that person back.
Romans 12:17-19 – New Living Translation 17 Never pay back evil with more evil. Do things in such a way that everyone can see you are honorable. 18 Do all that you can to live in peace with everyone.19 Dear friends, never take revenge. Leave that to the righteous anger of God. “I will take revenge; I will pay them back,”[a]says the Lord.
This does not mean to lay down and let people run over you. Stand up for what you believe and be bold in everything you do but when someone says something or does something meant to hurt you, don’t repay them with the same hurtful things. Be better than that. Be noble and honorable and God will work it out. Someone lies about you, don’t go to social media and blister them. Be better than them.
Elaine and I were coming home from the lake house yesterday (Sunday) and this guy is all over my rear bumper and then he cuts to the right and comes slinging around me with his arm out the window flipping me off. The funny thing was he was wearing a dress shirt with cuff links and a suit jacket,,,, meaning he had just come from church. Ha
Be quick to forgive minor slights and petty words and stay off Facebook and life will be much more content. KT