Lately, I feel like I’ve been going through some tough lessons.
Basically, when my back’s against the wall and the pressure starts rising, I tend to go on the defensive.
Intellectually, I know that I should depend on God’s guidance throughout these situations. Furthermore, I know that times of pressure are opportunities for growth. (Rom. 5:35)
Nevertheless, when I’m in the thick of it; I move from intellectual to emotional, and totally abandon everything I know to be true.
Maybe some of you have been feeling the same way lately?
“If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also. And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well. If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles. Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.” (Matt. 5:39b-42)
Regardless of the wrong being done or the apparent assault on work, ministry or character; may we strive to respond in a Christ-like manner. We’re in this together!
Have you been feeling a lot of pressure lately? Do you feel like people are out to get you? Is their a constant urge to retaliate?