Hey there!!! We are continuing our 30 Days of Gratitude! If you missed the scoop about why we’re celebrating, be sure to check out Episode One. Yesterday, we talked about how to be grateful even when you don’t really understand why you’re even here. Today, we’re going to be discussing Day Ten’s topic: Revenge.
We all know what revenge means. I’m pretty sure that we’ve all thought about getting back at someone for what they did to us, even if we never followed through with it. I’m sure we’ve all heard people talk about getting even with people, giving people a dose of their own medicine, etc. Andy Stanley said it best, “When you seek to get even, you put yourself on the same level as the person who wronged you.” Now do you really want to do that?
It’s hard not to want to seek revenge. I really have to watch my surroundings and connections, because I try to guard myself from people who thrive on getting even. It’s amazing to me how most of the people who want to get even with everyone else hardly ever see the wrong in anything they do… but that goes back to the message about grace and how people don’t always know and understand the level of grace they receive daily.
Today, I’m gonna give you one thing to be grateful for. Be grateful for the fact that you’re better than getting even. You’re better than that. The bible tells us not to repay any person evil for evil, but to overcome evil with good (Romans 12:21). You don’t have to do to people what they have done to you. God has made you better. God has equipped you with more. Much more.
Instead of focusing on getting someone back for that they did to you, focus on how you’re going to move on from what they did. Focus on how much better your life is going to be now that you learned the lesson that the offense came to teach you. Don’t focus on getting them back. You’re not responsible for what happens to them. You’re responsible for you. And aren’t you a wonderful person to be responsible for? Isn’t your life an amazing life to be accountable for? Isn’t your time too valuable to spend on plotting and scheming against someone?
Don’t level down. Always level up. It’s hard to do at first, but you’ll get the hang of it. Trust me. You don’t have to be the vengeance police. Life has a way of teaching us the errors of our ways. Focus on your life, your development and your greatness. The rest will be set in order. 100% of the time.
Now go and have a happy Friday! If you’re a veteran, thank you for your service! You are an MVP all day every day.
Have an AMAZING day and be GREAT! I speak life over you and everyone and everything connected to you! Catch me tomorrow!