Romans 12:15 Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep… 21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

It’s scary to me when I’m faced with a choice on how to conduct my own actions. The verses where Paul wrote, ” what I want to do I don’t do, and what I do, I don’t want to do…” are truely echoed in my head each and every day. But that conscious choice to turn away from human nature and love the way God would have you is harder to me at times than if I was told to empty our bank account to give to the poor. Looking to make myself feel good, to exault myself at the expense of someone else… or even just choosing to rejoice over something they were blessed with that has not been given to me leaves me at the point of just doing nothing. Which I suppose in the long run is better than doing the wrong thing. I was told through childhood, “if you can’t say something good, don’t say anything at all.” But I don’t think that shutting down is going to be true obedience here. To love, to affirm, to encourage, to be humble, to forget myself and serve others. This is what I want to do but don’t do.

So yesterday I sang at the top of my lungs and old childhood scripture song, to beat down my annoyingly stubborn inner flesh woman.

“Do not be overcome! Do not be overcome by evil! oooooh!
But overcome evil with good, overcome evil with good.”
And today I think I’ll have to do it again!

One comment to “Good, hard. Evil, easy.”

  1. Noelle

    oh T, u just brought back some good years with that song!!! praying for many of God’s blessings for you and the fam, Love, Noelle


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