Attitude, Family, Forgiveness, Friendships, Gentleness, Growth/Maturity, Patience, Relationships, Self-Control

Don’t Let It Get To You!

This week I had a different EmpowerMoment to send but my spirit was so vexed by a current disagreement that I honestly could not complete it. I woke up at 5:00am with a vexed spirit and even tried to participate in a prayer call at that hour but couldn’t mumble a word. My mind has been consumed with this disagreement and it’s consequences.  Have you ever been in a situation where as much as you tried to take the high road, be the bigger person, and have patience with a person none of it worked?  After all of your bending over backwards and being accommodating, you were still mistreated and your kindness was mistaken for weakness. This is where I find myself on today. It isn’t the first time that I have been on the receiving end of someone’s dishonesty. Today I am doing my best to not let it get to me. That doesn’t mean that I am being a door mat. It means that I will be honest and won’t change who I am based on who they are. Throughout life, we will bear the unfortunate brunt of false accusations, mistreatment and abuse from so called friends, family and co-workers. As I sit back and reflect, I know that this is an attempt to throw me off my ‘A’ game. This is an attempt for the devil to get to me. The fact that I was so mad that I couldn’t pray and my spirit so vexed that I couldn’t finish my EmpowerMoment signifies that the devil has already started making headway; however, I serve notice right now that no weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. Isaiah 54:17 KJV

When people mistreat you, talk about you, or scandalize your name, it’s okay to defend yourself but don’t let it get to you! To paraphrase Luke 17:3, when people trespass against us we are to let them know their actions and IF they repent, forgive them. Forgiveness is a choice so you can choose to do so with or without their repentance; however, you are responsible for holding people accountable for their actions against you.

I know who I am. I am bossy and at many times stubborn but what I am not is dishonest. There are certain traits that each of us have that are a part of our character. We cannot move from that foundation. We have to stand in truth despite attacks on our character. And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. John 8:32 KJV The truth is liberating. Being authentically who you are is a freeing experience. You cannot control other people actions but you can control your reaction. I used to be this “go-off”, “cuss you slap out” person but I know I’ve been changed. Every now and then I can get caught up, but I try to handle situations as diplomatically as possible even when the flesh urges me otherwise.  I encourage you to do the same. Pray for those who despitefully use you, but don’t let it get to you! I am reminding myself of that today.

Dear Daddy,

Thank You for reminding me that I will face adversity even from those closest to me but those things should never change who I am or react in a way that is not pleasing to You. Help me to stand in truth even when it is difficult. I ask that You repair rifts caused by discord and heal those who are still scarred emotionally from people who have mistreated them. In Jesus’ Name, Amen!

Today I EMPOWER you to get over it. Remain firm in who you are and committed to the truth. Don’t Let It Get To You! The longer that you hold on to what people do to you, the more you will hurt yourself. You are better than that!

Ms. Chancee` Lundy currently resides in Atlanta, GA and is a small business co-owner of Nspiregreen, LLC an environmental consulting firm. She is also a dedicated daughter, sister, friend, community servant, and child of God. She is passionate about causes that truly uplift the community. One of her favorite scriptures is Hebrews 11:6: “And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.”

9 thoughts on “Don’t Let It Get To You!”

  1. Chancee,I recently got delivered from a similar situation. What helped me get through is that eventually the person who have misused or wronged you will have to answer to God! Hopefully, they’ll confess and repent on this side of eternity. For the past month before I begin my devotions I listen to this song and it is called,”A heart that forgives”. It helps me allot because I know that I cant run from the fact that I live on a earth that is filled with “perfectly” IMPERFECT people. I pray that God will render you justice and comfort because I know he can and is willing.Have an Amazing day! Continue EM!!!
    *** Here is the link to the song: A heart that forgives-kevin levar

    1. Lisa thank you so much for sharing. I am about to listen to the song now. When you stand on truth you don’t have to worry about fighting back because God will provide covering and protection for you. I learned that lesson yesterday. I am working on not being upset with the individual because I know they were only being used as a vessel to distract me and throw me off. Im not perfect but God is teaching me valuable lessons about being still and not having to have the last say. Tell the truth but dont let it get to you.

      1. I just listened to it again this morning for devotion time and everytime it has me in tears. I hope that it blessed you as it has blessed me.

  2. Whew, yes, authenticity! This word has been in my mind for about a month now and you are right, it is freeing.

    Isn’t it something how the devil tries to steal our progress in the Lord!! Thanks for this message today!

    1. Yes honey be authentic. When you are who you are…your reputation precedes you which can be a great thing. Its too much work to pretend because I can’t keep up with the lies. It is freeing just being who you are…

  3. Great post. Thanks for the reminder no to let it get to me. Chancee you have recognized it try not to let it get to you though at times it can be very hard. Glad you didnt allow the devil to fully have his way with you and the situation.

  4. Amber I am glad that you enjoyed my EM. Oh the devil is still at work but I have rebuked him and moved on what he doesn’t know is that even though I fall sometimes I am capable of getting up. You can too,

  5. This was a an awesome word for yesterday, especially since I was faced with something that I just had to let go and get over. I felt that I had been done wrong and I voiced that with no malice. (Yes, you are right; sometimes you have to let people know how they wronged you.) However, I didnt expect any apology or explanantion in return; I just continued on with my day thanking God for all of my other blessings. Today I was so pleased to find out that GOD fought for me! I didnt even have to get out of character. He says when you let me handle it, I will and can protect your image and my glory…..Now thats another EM!

    Thanks Chancee!

    1. Krissy and that is exactly what happened to me. I never got out of character with the person even though I felt like it. After I said what I had to go and surrendered it, I watched God fight the battle for me. He is pretty awesome isn’t He.

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