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It is my hope that by reading this daily you will grow in your walk with Christ and be set free from any struggles in your life that are weighing you down. Be blessed to be a blessing.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Shake It Off


When He was reviled, He did not revile in return; when He suffered, He did not threaten, but continued entrusting Himself to Him who judges justly. 1 Peter 2:23
Lots of writers get their material from their own lives and I am no exception. When a problem occurs and you are 'walking through it' some good therapy is writing about it. In the process, others who struggle with similar issues are helped. Similar to journaling when you are going through something. 
Offense is not supposed to be a part of the believers life but it, and hurt feelings still occur. It is so hard to not take things personally. The enemy has a great tool in that he can try to manipulate your thought life. When you are focused on wondering if someone likes you, if you hurt someone and similar situations, you are not living for the kingdom at that time. Dwelling on worry over something robs you of true joy of the Lord.
In scripture we are told in Philippians 4:8 to "focus on things above" and what excellent advise that is.  Furthermore we need to learn to shake it off, walk away, and let things go. 
PRAYER: When someone has hurt me they may not even be aware of it. Help me to pray for that person and love through any pain I may be experiencing. In Jesus' name. Amen.

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