...It was a simple text message. Yeah. And I'll never forget it. I may have a little bit brought it on myself. But this person...was very harsh. It hurt...so bad. If she would've said the simple 'please', it would've been fine, but how she worded it was very hurtful.
When something like this happens, you feel like giving revenge, or just not really wanting to talk to them, or anything. Well, the thing is...as we all know...its not right. It's not what Christ would want us to do. Think about Jesus for a minute. We sin. Every. Stinkin. Day. And He doesn't give us revenge! Heck, He gives us just the opposite, & that is love. He loves us even in our worst sin. Yeah, it's kinda hard to believe! But it's amazing. This is something I need to work on. Realizing His love for me. Sometimes you feel that, 'well, no one loves me.' Or 'I'm just lonely all the time.' One of my really good friends told me this-
"Feeling like you're alone, or unsure that He loves you is like feeling like you're Mongolian.... it's just not true."
That is so great.
So I guess my point...
When someone hurts your feelings, just let it go for a little, pray about it, & then do the right thing. And it's hard. It is SO hard. But, if we aren't showing love, we aren't showing Christ.
And we need to forgive the person that hurts our feelings, because that's what Christ did for us.
I am not like this, to be honest. I need to be, though. We need to have the mind-set of showing Christ, & loving others BECAUSE we are loved by Him.
I confess that right now, I don't really want to see this person.
When we sin, does God 'want to see us'? Well yeah. He sent his Son to DIE for us. How HARD that must of been.
Stuff to think about...
As I write, it's like my thinking pad.
I am at fault here.
But I should probably try to do better.
Let us remember....
"God is love."