It has pleased the Lord to keep us to witness this new month. It’s June already. Happy new month to my wonderful readers and followers.
I read an article during the week; as you know, I usually feed my mind in line with Philippians 4:8 and the article has positively impacted my life. The article literally popped on my mind when I became upset, I had to calm myself, and I applied the principle from 'Don't let others control you' article.
There is definitely a correlation between what we feed our mind with and what we implement on a daily basis.
Here goes the article:
Don’t Let Others Control You
It is an honour for a man to cease from strife and keep aloof from it, but every fool will quarrel (Proverbs 20:3, AMP).
Did you know that when you allow someone else’s words or actions to upset you, you’re allowing them to control you?
When you say, “You make me so mad,” you’re really just admitting that their actions have power over you.
As long as that person knows they can push your buttons, as long as you keep responding the same way, you are giving them exactly what they want. Sure, people have a right to say and do things that are upsetting, but we also have a right to not get offended. We have a right to overlook their actions.
In fact, the Bible says that it’s an honour for a man to keep “aloof” from strife.
In other words, we have to remove ourselves, either physically or emotionally, from strife and offence. It’s not easy, but we can choose to let it roll off of us like water off a duck’s back!
Remember, you don’t need everyone to agree with you all the time. You don’t have to have the approval of others in order to be approved by God.
Your job is to be the person God made you to be. Overlook offences and let go of strife so you can live in peace and victory all the days of your life!
A PRAYER FOR TODAY
Father, thank You for loving, accepting and approving me just as I am. I know You are doing a work in my life, and I ask for the strength and confidence to overlook offence so that I can honour You in everything I do in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Reference: Joel & Victoria Osteen
Have a lovely week!
- Myss Lafunky