Titan Teaches Acceptance part 3
Sounds crazy, right. I sound like a coward. Was I just avoiding confrontation? Shouldn’t I do something about the injustices I see around me? Is it my fault the puppy is dead? Blame, anguish, hurt and fear, all feelings that keep us immobile. So how do we keep on moving forward using Christ as our guide? Well, first off the bible says in Romans 8:1, “there is no condemnation in Christ.” I am in Christ therefore; I don’t need to feel condemned by the outcome of the situation. Why is there no condemnation in Christ? Because all the condemnation that God would but on us for our sins was put on Jesus, on the cross once for all time. So instead of condemning myself, I need to trust God. He knows all the angles whereas I don’t. I made a move in the direction of the puppy a few times but I didn’t feel peace about the decision to intervene.
See I used to think that having courage meant that I should be brave enough to combat any situation. I thought it meant that I should be the hero whenever possible. Do the right thing even when it is not my responsibility. Do you remember when Jesus fasted for 40 days and then He was tempted by Satan. One of the temptations was:
Then the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. “If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down. For it is written:
“‘He will command his angels concerning you, and they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.’” Jesus answered him, “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’”
I wondered for a long time what Jesus meant when he said “It is written: ‘Don’t put the Lord your God to the test.’” Recently I read Ephesians 5:15 which says “See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise.” The word circumspectly means careful to consider all circumstances and possible consequences. In other words, Jesus was saying God is not a magician waiting for you to run into any situation so that he can perform a trick for you when you get into trouble.
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