“Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord. On the contrary: “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” ~ Romans 12:19-21 NIV
It’s easy to say you don’t like someone for X, and Y reasons. I’m also aware that it’s easy to make someone’s life miserable when our own life is in the mess. It’s so easy to not want to do anything and just watch things get down for you instead. It’s easy to speak of why you don’t want to do something, and blame others for your complete laziness. It’s easy to live in pride, fear, gossip, and all those horrible emotions. However although it might be easy, it’s really not. For you to get all these things done will require both the affect and energy from your part. You will need to try really hard everyday to get some type of revenge. So why live that way ?
The book of Romans is thee book to run to when we are stuck in these battles. The Apostle Paul knew exactly what he was talking about, when God was giving him the wisdom to write this letter for everyone. He knew that enemies were easier form than brotherhood. He knew that hatred was more normal than love. He knew that the flesh was quick to plot revenge, than to forgive. He knew because he was once in those shoes. He also knew that wasn’t the way to live. He knew that once you had a deep encounter with the Lord those strongholds will soon break. Let’s leave the judging, accusing, punishment, to the hands that have the authority to do it all; God. God clearly states that the revenge is His. Not ours, nor is it was duty to plan out the revenge that we want God to do, nor is it our business when God will get it do. He said it’s His and not ours. He gave us peace and hope at the end of every fight that we can get into, disagreement, laziness, disobedience, and evilness. He gave us an unlimited amount of peace and grace, from the moment He spoke into our existences.
So whatever it is that your struggling to let go of, let it go.
Whatever it is that your trying to get revenge on, give it to God.
Eye for an eye does not apply for the children of God.
Whoever it is that you find yourself hating, try finding yourself loving them instead.
Whoever has done wrong to you, keep being nice toward them.
Serve your enemy as if you were serving a love one.
The righteous gets God’s eyes on them.
The naive will keep wrecking its own life, and those around them.
The righteous knows that God has the last say and act.
The naive will get burned out quicker than what he started.
The righteous will understand their situation and still find peace at the end of every night.
The naive will dwell on its plots, losing sleep over the peace.
Choose life, and not death for yourself.
Don’t ruin your life by your acts of turmoil, instead of living greatly knowing who is in front of you and behind you.
Walk knowing that God already fixed your problem.
PRAYER: REPEAT AS NEEDED.
Thank you Lord for being the captain of my soul. Thank you Lord for giving me an endless amount of peace and grace, ever since you spoke my name into this world. Thank you for giving me the option to chose. Help and guide all decisions that cross my mind, heart, and soul. May you be the anchor to every word that comes out of my lips. May you be the one taking full control of very situation. May you shed light into every dark area in our life. May you shed peace into very turmoil we created for ourself. May you shed your grace over every forgiveness we plead to you. May we understand that our enemies do not know any better and are the victims to their own actions. May we shed toward them all we plead from you, love, grace, forgiveness, understanding, guidance, and peace. Forgive us for our all we have done that doesn’t represent who you are. Forgiveness for all our past and future failures. Thank you for not condemning us but for giving us unlimited chances to fix our mistakes. Amen.
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