What Would Jesus Do?
Many times in life, we will be tested.
Tested by life, tested by people, and tested by situations.
Depending on just how intense of a test that we experience, we may allow the Jesus in us to slip away in a moment of temporary insanity.
If or better yet when this occurs, ask yourself... "What Would Jesus Do?"
Take a moment, repent if you need to, and regroup.
Soo...What Would Jesus Do?
If you find it hard to answer this question for your current situation, add one word to this question.
What Would Jesus Not Do?
Jesus would not seek retaliation. Only the father determines any form of punishment.
Jesus would not dwell on the negative. Turn that negative into a lesson plan.
Lastly, Jesus would not feel that this test is in vain. It is all working together for your good.
Understanding this one thing is valuable....Everyone is not supposed to see or understand your value!
Let's chew on that for a moment.
The Lord will keep you from certain situations by way of others not seeing your value.
Others not seeing your value a.k.a. taking you for granted.
In real-time, being taking for granted will not feel good!
In fact, it will hurt! It will deeply hurt!
Be thankful and know that when it is all said and done, "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose." Romans 8:28.
As long as you know the ending of your story, each detail in the middle a.k.a each test, gets you one step closer to your ending.
Those that are called into your sphere of influence will see and celebrate your value.
No need to fret.
No need to take it personal.
Your flavor of koolaid, sweetened just the way that you like it...is not for everyone!
Side Note: I like tropical punch and black cherry... in case you were curious. Some may roll with grape or strawberry.
The Moral Of This Story is that in any hard time, if you find that your inner gangster is being tested...pause and ask yourself, What Would Jesus Do?
To answer the question, Jesus would say, "Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do."
(forgiveness does not mean that you have to befriend your accuser. Only forgive them, which will usually be a difficult process.)
Jesus was on the cross, ready to be crucified, and yet he did not take being undervalued personally.
He knew that they did not know any better.
They did not recognize him as Alpha and Omega, Almighty, I Am, Chief Cornerstone, Jehovah.
If this could happen to Jesus...then who are we?
His peace came from the fact that he knew it had to happen.
He knew how his story would end.
It was painful and yet necessary.
Untill next time....What's The Moral Of Your Story?
Shavon A. Hampton