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1st/366 BPC: Thought To Ponder: Thinking of Getting Even To Those Who Offended You?
Getting even to those who have severely offended us might be our initial reaction when we felt like we’re being emotionally, mentally or physically tortured. During my early years, I’ve experienced what it feels like being oppressed with my very own relatives. I’ve been treated like a slave by those people whom I have never expected to be that mean to me considering that we have the same blood lines. At my tender age, I used to swear to myself that someday, they will pay back all the rude treatment they have given to me…
But, it turns out the other way…
When I was out of their custody already, I forgot those feeling. I do not know how it did happen. I was just so thankful that I am back to my family- my very own family. I forgot those things that I swore to myself. I didn’t ask God to take it away from me, it just simply slipped out of my mind- totally gone.
Time heals, I supposed. But of course, all those things that I’ve been through are still so vivid on my mind. But what’s so amazing is that I can face them with a sincere smile when I met them again, as if nothing happened in the past. The hatred was gone. I felt the same thing to my father who was the reason of all the miseries that I’ve been through. I used to hate him, blame him of everything. But God’s faithfulness in my life teach me to forget all those things. To consider it all as just a thing from the past… I don’t need to look back in order to reminisce all the pains and hatred that I felt once in my life. God’s mercy and unconditional love are able to sustain me to let go of the past and face the future with positive outlook in life. God has His own way of putting all things into order. He pick up all the torn pieces on me and made me whole again- that alone made me so grateful enough to Him. His words in Romans 12:17-19 is so real… Yes, indeed! we should live at peace with anyone- even to those who have severely offended us. So, are you thinking of getting even to those who have offended you? THINK AGAIN.
“Never pay back evil to anyone. Do things in such a way that everyone can see you are honorable. Do your part to live in peace with everyone, as much as possible. Dear friends, never avenge yourselves. Leave that to God. For it is written, “I will take vengeance; I will repay those who deserve it,” says the Lord.”
Romans 12:17-19 NLT
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I couldn’t agree with you more…thanks for joining!
Hello Mrs. D, i need to catch up more for this BPC meme, is it okay if I linked more than entries just to compensate those days that I’ve missed?
with GOD life is great Visiting from #9 of BPC, hope that you can return the visit too.
So true! We have been forgiven so much, we need to extend grace to others in our lives as well! Thanks for taking part in our blog stumble hop! Here is my post if you’d like to stumble me back www.wyominggirlcoastiewife.com/2012/01/feedback-please.html
don’t feel let down sis, stand in your ground. Hope to see you in my #9/366 BPC entry here.
This is so true. Because when we forgive and let go of what was done to us, only then can we truly heal, and have peace in our life. New follower. Also I Stumbled you please do the same for me. Thanks