Many of us hate being the “bigger person”

Many of us hate being the “bigger person” especially when we’re absolutely right about something. Many times I find myself asking God to bless me with the grace to deal with a situation and the strength to do the right thing, only to turn around and do what I wanted to do all along, because it just feels so good. (I can’t count the amount of times I’ve asked God to forgive me.)

Life, of, course, “isn’t always a bed of roses” and sometimes it seems like some people came from the pits of hell, just to make our lives unbearable. It could be a neighbour, co-worker, classmate, church member, boyfriend, girlfriend, friend or family member: some people are downright mean-spirited and evil to the core.

How do you deal with these tough individuals and situations? Like the song ‘What a Friend we have in Jesus’ tells us: “Take it to the Lord in prayer.” (Don’t you dare roll your eyes at me!)

Now I’ll be real with you: taking your problems to God does not necessarily mean you will see instant results. It’s discouraging and frustrating, but take comfort in knowing that God will intervene in time on your behalf.

The wait may seem like a never-ending one and can easily cause you to turn your back on God, but what’s the point of being lost with no hope at all? Exercise patience; there is a thing called ‘karma’ and when it comes, it comes full force and makes the wait and victory incredibly sweet.

Like I’ve said before, sometimes for us to move forward, we must endure hardships. (I hate them just like everyone else) but sometimes, they are unavoidable and thus, we must face them head on with God at our side.

We can’t do it alone; we will fail a million times, however, if we seek the face of God, He will give us the strength that we need to carry on.

You don’t need to be a Christian and you don’t haveto attend church every day to exercise faith. Of course, God wants us to commit fully to Him so it is important that we do the aforementioned, however, you can take that first step: pray, and then: exercise faith.

Many persons roll their eyes when they get ‘Jesus talks’ but before you roll your eyes the next time, give Him a try. I’m not a Christian, I’ll be the first to admit that, however, I desperately aspire to become one. Even then, God sees my heart and listens to my prayers and He never fails to amaze me when He answers them.

Again, try Jesus: He can get you through any situation and like David, you’ll be able to take down any Goliath.

Have a good weekend my loves and be encouraged.

Sincerely, always,

Rae A.

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