I was recently confronted by a situation I did not like at all. Heck I was pissed about it. I had been done wrong by someone and of course I was in full on strategy mode on how to handle the situation. I went to bed angry and very annoyed. When I woke up the following day the Holy Spirit convicted me of what I had wanted to do in response to what this person had done to me. I can say it is the Holy Spirit because I was very upset and there’s no way in my human mind or strength I could have thought of that.
The Holy Spirit reminded me of 1 Corinthians 13. Now I know this chapter like the back of hand because it was the school reading in high school and it was compulsory to learn it. I started laughing when I got to verse 4 because it described everything opposite to what I wanted to do.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
I really wanted to deal with this situation in my own way but we all know God’s ways are higher than our ways and in this case exercising LOVE is definitely one of those ways. I am no longer about the situation in fact now I look and laugh at how ridiculous the person acted towards me.
In as much as at times I do not want to exercise love especially when I judge to have been wronged, I always have to remember verse 13
“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”