Sometimes I wonder which hurts the most: saying something and then wishing I had not, or saying nothing and then wishing I had.
If I say, “I will not mention him, or speak any more in his name,” there is in my heart as it were a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I am weary with holding it in, and I cannot.Jeremiah 20:9
Life is full of uncertainty. The path is not always straight or level. Sometimes the most beautiful seasons in our lives won’t make any sense until much later! The trick–for those of us who have been born again into the kingdom of God–is to remember that our mission is to be so busy loving our NEW life IN Christ that we have NO time for hate, regret or fear.
I love Tigger’s outlook on life! And as his song says, “The wonderful thing about tiggers is that tiggers are wonderful things.” The lesson? Say what God’s Word says. Do what God’s Word says. Don’t expect others to say and do the things you do. Don’t let someone who does you wrong make you think there’s something wrong with you. Don’t devalue yourself just because someone doesn’t value you. Like Tigger BOUNCE back. Remind yourself “I AM a Child of GOD!
In the end, people will judge you anyway, so don’t live your life to impress others. Live your life to please the Lord, and do not grieve the Holy Spirit. Be like the apostle Paul, who knew what the changes God had made in him meant for his life and the lives of those who heard him.