Tuesday

Didn't Want To Do It, But Did It Anyway

returning good for evil, responding in the opposite spirit, being generous to stingy person
God can use a stingy person to change our hearts... 
 
She was stingy and inconsiderate... again. 

I thought of ways I could be stingy in return.  Then I read this verse: 
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. ~ Romans 12:21
It took a while to get my mind wrapped around God's words and realize it wasn't right to treat her the same way she'd treated me.

But I was having trouble forgiving her, and that's why I think God prompted me to go one step further. Why not move in the opposite spirit and be generous toward her?  So I thought of something generous to do and did it.

It's interesting--my generosity didn't change her...but it changed me--I felt better and I was able to forgive.  I thought I was blessing her, but I was actually blessing myself! 
© copyright Gail Burton Purath, 2011

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you, Gail. This was a blessing to my life.

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