“Never be wise in your own sight. Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.”- Romans 12:16-18
Mary DeMuth concludes Chapter 3 of The Wall Around Your Heart with her discussion of the fourth way to revere God in the way we handle adversity.
4. Place people in God’s hands, then take your hands off! When we let Jesus be Jesus, placing our expectations firmly on Him, we grant others the freedom to be human and rid them of our expectations. We need to trust God with our relationships. Mary adds:
“To revere God- to hallow His name- is to trust Him at this foundational level. God is a God of relationship. And He has a sovereign plan even in your friendships.”
As Mary concludes, when we revere God and hallow His name in our relationships, we actively place every single person in our lives in God’s care. It means:
a. choosing to worship Him even when conflict sours a relationship
b. placing God above all other people
c. finding our ultimate fulfillment in Him alone
Today’s question: What significant friendship or relationship soured as a result of your ministry downsizing or vocation loss? How have you come to grips with that loss? Please share.
Tomorrow’s blog: “Running on fumes?”