We have to be aware that the more people we try to help, the more we can potentially be hurt. And the more we give, the more we may be taken advantage of. Therefore our defense against allowing these things to detour us is our ability to forgive. We have to find the strength to look past what potentially could hold us back.
“I tell you, do not resist an evil person. if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also.” – Matthew 5:39
Jesus instructed them not to stop in the face of attack but to turn it around. Where the enemy wants his strike to stop you, instead let it grow you. Instead of fighting, forgive; rather than attacking, advance.
Turning the other cheek is not a sign of cowardice or weakness, as some may suggest, but it is a sign of strength and an ability to comprehend that God has not called you to fight every fight. He has only called you, as Paul told Timothy, to “fight the good fight of the faith” (1 Timothy 6:12).
We need to learn how to turn the other cheek so that we can conserve our energy for the fights that really matter-the battles that will turn our world to our Savior, not away from Him.
[First off, Happy new month friends. I couldn’t resist dropping the book I’m currently reading and sharing this excerpt with you.
If you plan getting any book this September, please just wait till the 17th for Charlotte Gambill‘s ‘Turnaround God’ to release. It is pAckED ! ! !]
*Drops Computer* *Picks Up Book*