“You have two choices, to control your mind or to let your mind control you.” – Paulo Coelho
Did you know that when you allow someone else’s words or actions to upset you, you’re allowing them to control you? When you say, “You make me so angry,” you’re really just admitting that their actions have power over you. As long as that person knows they can push your buttons, as long as you keep responding the same way, you are giving them exactly what they want. Sure, people have a right to say and do things that are upsetting, but we also have a right to not get offended. We have a right to overlook their actions. In fact, Proverbs 20:3 says that it’s an honour for a man to keep “aloof” from strife. In other words, we have to remove ourselves, either physically or emotionally, from strife and offence. It’s not easy, but we can choose to let it roll off of us like water off a duck’s back!
Remember, you don’t need everyone to agree with you all the time. You don’t have to have the approval of others in order to be approved by God. Your job is to be the person God made you to be. Overlook offences and let go of strife so you can live in peace and victory all the days of your life!
Would love to hear in the comments section, about the times when you have allowed people to control you but have later realised you shouldn’t have. ❤️
Next Sunday: You are closer than you think
Happy Scripture Sunday. X