A dear friend once said that when she makes a point of letting people know that to her, the Bible is truth. That way, when they get into any heated discussion, they know where she stands. If they can’t grasp that then they’ll just spin their wheels. This thought has often crossed my mind when thinking about certain hot button topics. We (believers) have it SO easy. God only gave us one thing to do when dealing with other people… to love. Okay, so maybe it’s not that easy, but at least we don’t have to judge or anything. I can be upset at someone’s actions or behavior but at the end of the day I don’t have to figure out what to do with them. God has that covered.
Now, if you’re going to have an issue with anything I say you must know that to me, the Bible is truth. The iron clad, irrefutable, 100% accurate word of God Almighty, creator of heaven and Earth. That being said, there are a lot of things in there people don’t agree with. I’m sure it’s frustrating for them when they say “but what about this…” and I say “well the Bible says this…”… “yeah but what do you think”. That’s the beauty of it, I don’t have to put a lot of tossing and turning into it cause God already laid it out. We just have to follow it.
So what brought on this deep dive? Well, recently I’ve had to deal with a particularly difficult person. Someone who doesn’t seem to respect my stay-at-home mom choice and has yet to say anything positive about anything. I’m actually not sure I’ve heard this person say one nice thing. It’s stressful dealing with disrespect. I just couldn’t get my mind around how someone could treat people like this. As I’m on my way to pick up milk, having a discussion with the passenger seat Holy Spirit, it dawns on me… this person isn’t a Christian. Then my mind was even more blown thinking about what it must be like to not have God’s love helping you love others. The one and only thing that makes it possible for me to love the person that cut me off, doesn’t know the meaning of personal bubble in the check out line, looks down their nose at my life, is because God loves me so much and told me to love others. Now I just feel bad for them. This revelation has changed my negative attitude about the situation. I was pretty hateful for a little bit there. So God has laid it on my heart to pray for this person. Even though I’m not rushing towards an encounter with this individual I trust God to give me the words He wants me to say.
I’m sure to some people this sounds ridiculous, but to me it’s a relief. Like I sad, believers are lucky. God gave us the answers. Sure, it won’t take the bumps out of the road, but it will be worth it in the end.