It’s not fair, she argued. Why, when I was the one hurt, do I have to be the one to change? She waited for an answer.
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When the answer came, it wasn’t what she wanted to hear…at all. But the truth of the answer settled in her soul like the missing piece of a puzzle, nestled perfectly, ending the search. There was no arguing with the truth.
“My daughter, when someone sins against you, you don’t have to rub their noses in it; when someone is not doing what you want them to do, you don’t need to remind them. I see it all. Now I have a question for you: What if your one purpose was to love this person like they’ve not been loved? To say nothing at all but to love in action?”
She didn’t argue; she couldn’t. All she could do was to pray for strength to do just that. And yet, there was a diamond that glistened to the surface of it all to carry with her to and through any conflict. It even coincided with what her mentor had just shared with her: if he/she is showing resentment, partner with forgiveness; if he/she is showing anger, partner with love and say nothing at all. It will speak louder than any words of wisdom you may impart.
Friend, oftentimes, we need to be the change we want to see. There’s no arguing with truth and the fact of the matter is He who began a new and good work will be faithful to complete it…until we see Him face to face! (Philippians 1:6)