Spiritual Growth: What should I do when I have been done wrong?

CB064037For “Whoever desires to love life and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit; let him turn away from evil and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it.” (1 Peter 3:10-11, ESV)

I get told all the time I need to change the way I think towards certain aspects of life and I know I need to change that but I sometimes tend to be really stubborn and maybe just maybe someone out there can relate to how I feel. There are times when I feel that if someone were to cross me the wrong way or do something to hurt me or anyone I love in any shape or form that I would go to the lengths of this earth to make sure they pay for it. I don’t know, it’s really an unexplainable feeling that comes over me where I just become angry and I just want to seek revenge. Sometimes I even find that it can be the simplest of things that just irritate me or get me angry and these feelings come over me. Well, it wasn’t until recently when I went to church one day and the preacher said something that really struck home and stuck to me and he basically said in summary that when you start pondering or thinking of ways to get people back for something that they have done to you then what your really doing is telling God, let me do your job. This verse I placed in the beginning is for one reason only, as Christians we need not to think of evil, we need not speak evil of or to others or do anything evil like. When someone does something hurtful to us, don’t be furious, rather pray for him/her ask God to change that person because if he/she knew God they would have acted differently. I am so thakful that God woke me up from my path of destruction where I could have ended up losing myself because of someone else. I just thought I’d share a part of me that I’m sure so many of you can relate to.

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