Sunday, February 26, 2012

What if?

What if...
instead of responding to the snarky email, I just deleted it (both mentally and literally) and asked God to help that person have a better day?

What if...
instead of reacting the the one who is always short-tempered and snippy with me, I responded with warmth, grace, and Christ-like words.

What if...
instead of trying to defend myself against the attacks on my character, I let the truth of who I am speak louder than their lies?

What if...
I quit holding grudges? What if I forgave quickly? And (gasp) what if I prayed for those who hurt me? Not just "God bless so and so, but with a serious, intentional prayer?


This is hard stuff y'all. Hard, hard stuff.

7 comments:

Deena said...

Wow! Sounds like a rough season for you. Hang in! You are amazing!

Hope the meanies stop soon!

Holly said...

This makes me want to stand between you and defend you, friend. Jesus is better at that though, so I will ask Him.

Love you, Mer!

Holly said...

This makes me want to stand between you and defend you, friend. Jesus is better at that though, so I will ask Him.

Love you, Mer!

Holly said...

This makes me want to stand between you and defend you, friend. Jesus is better at that though, so I will ask Him.

Love you, Mer!

The Frat Pack + Me said...

This is great and just what I needed to read. Thank you.

HappyTrails said...

Hard stuff, yes, but fully true. It's nice to know that others struggle with the same thing. It gives a reminder for humilty and courage to take a deep breath, say a prayer for an extra Helping Hand to push us along, and do it. Thanks and we'll be cheering for you.....

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