September 1, 2008
When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly.
--1 Peter 2:23
Want to know the difference between winners and losers? It’s attitude!
Whatever the circumstance, your attitude helps determine whether you succeed or fail.
No, I'm not talking about just a Pollyanna-type, pie-in-the-sky kind of attitude. I’m talking about dealing with disappointment and disillusionment by trusting and having faith in God!
Romans 5:3-5 says, “Suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.”
So the way to keep from being disappointed in life is to allow God to build your character. And if you want God to build your character, you have to learn to deal with the problems and the disappointments of life with a good attitude.
Here are three tiny, but valuable words that will help you: Let…it…go. Let it go! It might even be a good idea to write these words on a Post-it note and stick it to the mirror in your bathroom or on the dashboard of your car.
Rather than living in and grinding on the injustices in this life, turn loose and let it go. According to our Scripture verse for today, that’s what Jesus did.
Follow His example. Don’t seek revenge. Let God take care of those who mistreat you. Because He'll do a much better job than you can!
Ask God to help you let go of a pain from your past today.