With all the heaviness what’s going on in the world today, I was reminded of the verse that has many times turned my attitude around and I wanted to share it for whoever may need encouragement today:
“Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” Romans 12:21
And what is good?
Thankfulness: Seeing what we have and being grateful, rather than seeing what’s lacking and grumbling.
Relationships: People over things. Family over making money. Spending face to face time, instead of wasting life away on screens.
Forgiveness: Choosing to walk away – to let it go – over choosing anger, hate, and bitterness. Over holding on to the hurtful past or mulling over painful memories.
Listening: To individual voices who are trying to yell among a resounding gong of voices trying to be heard. Be the ear in a world full of mouths.
Kindness: Above being “right”.
Humility: Is always the better way.
And above all LOVE. Which is more important than faith, tongues and knowledge!! (1 Corinthians 13).
Dear friends, “Do not be overcome by evil.”
And surely now more than ever before, it feels like we are being overcome!!!
“BUT overcome evil with good.”