My dear friend Jackie posted this on her Facebook wall recently, “Don’t let someone’s sin against you produce sin in you.” — Dan Mohler.
She and I had the opportunity to do a conference with Dan Mohler last September and it was absolutely amazing. Dan Mohler (and Todd White) are the ministers to listen to when you are tempted to start feeling sorry for yourself, and/or victimized. They will help set you straight right quick.
The truth is, as bad as people’s actions towards us are, we have absolutely no right to walk around holding grudges, feeling justified in doing so because “they did me wrong”- cue the violins and commence with the whine fest.
When the tables are turned, we quickly forget that “While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” We are not only called to go higher and deeper as believers, we have also been completely enabled to do so.
We have to remember the fact that “We wrestle not against flesh and blood…”. We must put things into proper context and perspective. We have to actively choose to bask in the Lords presence, allow Him to love away all that concerns us and give us strategies so that we don’t let our broke down, already defeated foe, get any inroads into our lives.
Fighting the Lord’s way doesn’t have to be as difficult as we make it. I am learning that. We must remember who the real enemy is and together, clown his ridiculous attempts at causing us stress, relationships, loss of sleep and more. We can’t continue to let someone who is already defeated, deceive us into hating one another and acting on it. May we get a deeper revelation of who we are, what we have and move forward with confidence, power, authority, and most of all, love.