If you’re like me, most days I feel like I’m sitting on top of the world. Everything is working in my favor and life is good. My daily saying is ‘every day is a great day to be alive’. How can I not be happy? I hear the birds chirping, I feel the warmth of the sun shining on my face and I feel God’s presence in the gentle breeze. Nothing can knock me off of my pedestal or ruin my mood. Then, wham! Someone catches me off guard by picking a fight or an argument and before I know it, I’ve lost my cool and my mood turns sour because I feel ashamed of how I reacted in the moment.
It’s important to be aware of the subtle tactics of the enemy. We can then be prepared and be mindful of the little darts that he throws our way. Sometimes those darts are disguised as disgruntled coworkers, unruly children, temperamental spouses and complete strangers who test our patience by being rude. I’m learning that I don’t have to attend every fight or argument that I’m invited to. I have the option of simply declining by holding my peace…that makes me the fairest of them all (at least in my mind!)
Take action now: Meditate on Psalm 34:14: Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it. (New International Version)
Embrace this truth: Sometimes “winning” the fight means holding your peace.