Instead of becoming bitter about your circumstances or past experiences, allow God to be your strength in the situation and allow each one to make you better. Nothing that you have gone through or will go through, will be a waste…if you make a conscious decision to be the bigger person and walk in love, even with the seemingly undeserving.
My sister Sheena sent me an awesome revelation that she got and she said something that struck a chord, ‘because love IS God and its His nature, not an attribute, therefore, as believers we have been reborn in His love, conformed to His image and likeness, therefore: We Are Love’ (paraphrased)…amazing right!
Love is deliberate, find feelings of love towards the person who wronged you, forgive him or her and move on so that you don’t allow bitterness to creep in your heart and contaminate the love of God inside you.The way to move on from your past is to embrace your future. Let God’s promises about your future always be in your face…Read His Word.
Let His Word be your benchmark. Don’t use your situation to remix God’s word, let God’s word remix your situation! Don’t reduce the standard to your past experience; instead, align your future to God’s standard.
So if a guy mistreated you, never make that the standard for all men, go by God’s standard that a man should cherish His woman.
If your parent wasn’t there for you, never make that the standard for all parents or for yourself as a future parent, go by God’s standard that parents should lovingly bring up their children in the fear of the Lord.
If a friend betrayed you, never make that the standard for all friends; go by God’s standard of having a friend that sticks closer than a brother/sister.
I encourage you to look at God’s standard in EVERY situation.
You will go through hard times, but the last time I checked, the word through means that there is an entrance and an exit. With God, you will reach the exit – keep going!
Verses To Meditate On This Week
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.— Isaish 43:2, 18 (NIV)