Recently I had a situation happen at work that angered some of my co-workers. Some of them thought that a great offense had been done to me. But I found that I had peace through it all. One of my friends got so angry that he was going to speak his mind to the offending person. I looked at my friend with the most peace I think I have ever felt and said, “No, think about it. What will it really matter in eternity? When this place is gone, what will still be present in eternity? The ways we respond – our choices and our attitudes – are the only things that really matter.”
I am not saying we should be doormats, but we should look at every situation that comes along as an opportunity to lift up the Name of The LORD Jesus Christ. Every situation I face comes from God. Look at Job. God did not perform the afflictions that happened to Job, but Satan had to ask God for permission in order to perform them. (Job 1:12, 2:6)
The reason I am telling you this is because a few years ago I would have reacted completely differently. The Lord has worked in my life to bring me to this point. All I am doing is surrendering to His Purposive Will and Master Plan. He does the rest.
Some days I do this better than others. Some days I fall short and allow myself to take charge instead of surrendering to Him. I am not nearly as happy on the days that I take charge. If I just remember to go to Him in prayer and start my day over, surrendering at that moment – ANY moment – then I can, through my surrender, turn a ‘bad’ day into a ‘good’ one.
That applies to you too. No matter who you are or how long it has been since you prayed, you have the power to turn it around right now by surrendering to His Purposive Will and Master Plan.
“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
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