Have you ever been in one of those situations where you have every right to think bad thoughts about someone? I’m talking the person was just low down, but worse because they did everything except admit it. One of those situations where everyone agrees with you that the person was lower than dirt. Even your super-powered Christian grandmother who never says anything bad about anyone. I mean the closest she gets to sin is burping without saying excuse me. LOL 😀 Now if the most holiest person you know thinks that person is the scum that produces the residue that leaves the dirt, then surely you have every right to think bad thoughts, right???
Deuteronomy 30:19 says, Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live! (If you have time, read Deut 30:11-20)
Life and death, blessings and curses. Yes, we could choose to think negative thoughts about someone who wronged us. In fact, it would be easy to find a few people to share those negative thoughts. But, that’s actually choosing death and curses. God wants us and warns us to choose life and blessings. We have to strive to be like minded with Christ EVEN WHEN we’re in one of those situations that screams “BE UGLY!!!” If you’re having a hard time resisting the temptation to react, quickly picture yourself giving the enemy a high-five because we are giving him exactly what he wants when we react negatively. And we must not forget to pray for the person that wronged us. 😀 Choose LIFE! I’m not exempt. I’m . . .
Just blogging it out. Oh and Happy Monday Night!!! 😀