Being the bigger person isn’t fun, and it certainly isn’t easy. When someone wrongs us our human flesh tends to puff up and lash out, but that’s not the example that Jesus set.
Jesus was humble, man.
Being humble, holding your tongue, pushing your pride to the back, those things aren’t for the faint of heart. Accomplishing those things can only be done by the power of Jesus living in your heart, and you know that’s the truth.
I am so thankful that when I am so very weak, that when I want to lash out, twist off, and show my backside I can call out to Jesus. He can unruffle my feathers, calm my heart rate, and hold my tongue. Thank God for that truth today.
“Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” Ephesians 4:31-32