This is one of my favorite Bible verses of all time!
So, in case you were wondering what your purpose on earth happened to be, here it is! When I’m going through the hard times of life, I think of this verse and remember that God is working out His sovereign purposes through us -sometimes using us to unwittingly convey important life messages to another person. Put another way, our God-ordained right behavior can help to shut down the ignorance of foolish (read: unwise) people.
I have experienced this in my own life – when there was something in the manner in which I acted, spoke, or remained calm that utterly confounded the other person, such that he or she was not quite sure how to respond. In other times, that same right behavior has resulted in quite a bit of suffering on my end. 😦 After all, no one said that shutting down foolishness would be easy! It’s still the right thing to do, though.
Dear Lord, help me to continue to do what is right, even when it’s hard. The only way I’ll be able to accomplish this goal is with Your help, so thanks for always sticking with me – especially when things get challenging! In Your name I pray, Amen.
PS – I’m running a little behind in setting up my new blog, but I hope to have an update for you all sometime tomorrow evening. I appreciate your continued patience!