Therein lies my conflict when I try to write my story. I don't want it to feel like I'm exacting revenge, yet it does. So I pull back. :) But it would be very, very easy not to.
Just remember the question. "What is the purpose?" Keeping our focus helps. Just as I shared a situation here, but didn't do it to bring harm or shame to them. Rather to show how God is working. If you are meant to tell your story to help others, then I think you should. ((hugs))
Good post, Stacey.
Thank you, Pattie.
You're maintaining your focus in the right place. Proverbs 18:9 came to mind as I was reading this. It's also reminds me to be cognizant of not allowing the root of bitterness to take hold when similar circumstances arise.
Definitely need to not allow bitterness to grow. That is hard.
And I think I would add "let it go" to "let it be." Sometimes you just can't change people., and I've had to learn that. Sometimes people will not be who you thought they were, or what you want them to be. They can only be what they are right then... and if what that is - is someone that makes you so mad that you want to scream, it's probably best to just walk away and close that door. That can be hard. Not "can be." That IS hard. But it's better, I think, than doing and saying things that you later regret.
When possible, I totally agree!
Very wise words here. I always appreciate your mature insight.
It's so good to have wisdom like this in your head and heart before you need it. Thanks.
WOW! That is great! This is worth tweeting :0)!
What is that old cliche' we used to see on posters with kitties.."Let Go and Let God"? Yeah, I am showing my age by that oldie but goodie! So hard to actually DO sometimes. I find myself saying wondering WHY God is not taking care of this situation NOW! How come He is not intervening on our behalf?? It is hard to trust Him with my reputation or the reputation of my family. But that is just my pride and the distraction of being a people pleaser! "...the person you are so angry at can justify their actions in some way." WOW! Another challenge...seeing things from the OTHERS perspective! You mean they actually think THEY are RIGHT? Huh...go figure :0).Another insightful post!
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