The Lord approves of those who are good, but he condemns those who plan wickedness.
Proverbs 12:2 NLT
You are not responsible for others actions or lack thereof, but you are responsible for yourself, what you do, how you behave, and how you speak to yourself and others.
You have a choice to rise above situations or lower yourself to sling mud like a wild animal. You have a choice to do the right thing or give into the enemy’s plan. You have a choice to help others and be an asset, or you can be a liability through your selfishness, self-centeredness, and pride. You can use your intelligence for the greater good or to plant and cultivate the seeds of evil.
When you plan to do harm either through action or inaction, you are working as a servant of the enemy, not for God.
You have a choice. That’s the beauty and blessing of being God’s creation. We can choose. We also must deal with the consequences of our choices. God nor the enemy is responsible for our choices. You make choices out of fear or faith, selfishness or selflessness. Take ownership.
Father, protect me from myself when I turn inwards and don’t reflect Your goodness. Protect me from those moments when I don’t speak up but should, and as a result I am hurt. Protect me from others who plot and plan against me. Protect Your other children so that they do no harm to others and receive no harm in return.
Prepare and protect those coming into this world through birth, and prepare and protect those leaving this world to go to the next level of existence. Let us all see, gravitate towards, and choose to embrace and reflect Your Light rather than dig our heads inside holes of darkness.
Father, forgive me for my sins, forgive those who have sinned against me, and help me to forgive them and myself. Knowing that You make possible the impossible, I say thank You. Amen.
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