Ok, I'm being a little over dramatic about how bad Satan is attacking me right now, but I'm laying a foundation.
So really, I'll be honest, I want to drop the FBomb this last week. I want to lose all sense of everything I know and I want to go out, and I want to have a weekend out with "the girls." I want to spit fire back and I want to say exactly what my flesh wants me to say. I want to completely lose all sense of responsibility and be not responsible. I want to act like everyone else, because everyone that acts like that always ends up getting their way it seems.
But I can't.
I thought about the reasons why I can't. My first response was, ok, here we go again, the Christian is supposed to be the one to act better. The Christian is the one that is supposed to be calm and forgiving, understanding and tolerant. Pray for those people the persecute them. Yea, go ahead, it's always the Christians that get stepped on, walked over, persecuted and told that we are the terrible ones. Speak the word of God and you are either a "hater of people", "an unfair judge" "a cult member like David Koresh" or "religious and stuck up". Try really hard to live your life right in front of people and you are "taking it too far". Yea...whatever!
Until I thought a little more.
If I do the things that I want to do, the things that would seem right to make me feel better...then I've only allowed hate to win.
It's not that I can't respond, react, or behave however I want, I can...and sometimes I do. But the problem is, I won't solve anything, I'll only make it worse.
So for today, I will choose to pray, choose to believe God has a plan, choose to trust His word, I will hide myself in His quiet place and I will choose to accept the situation that is before me as a path to overcoming one more issue in my life.
If I didn't tell you, I hate Satan, more than I hate confrontation...and I certainly am not on his team, nor do I want him to win.
Besides, Jesus wins, I read the end of the book.
Take your confrontation with your eyes focused on Christ friends and be proud of the fact you will go along way!
Love to you!