I took the high road today. Believe me when I tell you that I certainly didn’t want to… but I kept hearing that small voice telling me to “when at all possible, live at peace with everyone.” So I did.
I can be rather snarky and my first initial response is to seek, pounce and destroy. Because God is faithful, He continues to work on this with me and I am much more grace-filled than I ever thought I could be.
In this instance, however, I had to walk away from it. Allow time to put this into perspective and then respond rather than react. I apologized, took my share the responsibility and was met with a “holy-er than thou” attitude. Again… had to step back in order to respond and not react…
God is so good. I know from experience that he will bless my obedience. A friend reminded me that this kind of suffering helps us become perfect and complete (James 1).
So, I took the high road and it still doesn’t feel…. good. I know it will and I am thankful that I kept my nose clean cuz I could be on my face asking for His forgiveness instead of thanking Him for that small, small voice that spoke directly into my soul.
How about you? What have you experienced?