So many times through my life, I’ve had others slander, accuse, misunderstand, and even misrepresent me… and these ‘character slaughter’ actions are so hard to overlook, so hard to get over, and especially very hard to refrain applying my own vengeful version of retaliation in return! But, many years ago, the Lord quickened my heart with; “consider the source”… that was all… “consider the source“. And, it made me do two things;
- give thought to the person from whom this is coming
- would God, Jesus, the Lord, speak to me that way.
Never forget how much Jesus cares for you. Isaiah 61:10 even proclaimed; “I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.“, so regardless of what others on earth think/feel about you… He, God Almighty holds you in highest regards. That leaves me hopeful, as I consider the source of others’ railings. Romans 5:5 even states; “And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.“, which is yet more confirmation for you, for others rarely are sacrificing their lives to ‘lift you up’! So the moment you feel that twinge of anger, that prick/sting of pain, that awful and ugly sorrow and discouragement that clouds over your soul… Consider the Source!