We all have times when we question our worth and value. The struggle is real due to people of the world seemingly reminding us daily how unimportant we are in the grand scheme of things. We wonder if we are truly useful to those around us. Fight those thoughts as you meditate on Psalm 139:14, which states: I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
When thoughts like these invade, it’s hard to get out of our head. We can be our own worst enemies feeding these thoughts, and it’s hard to stop the vicious cycle. That is why it is so important to recognize when this starts happening and combat it with the word of God.
We wonder what has happened to using the golden rule when interacting with others? Remember the whole, “Do unto others as you would have done unto you?” That doesn’t seem to apply now because people would not mistreat others if this was the case. They wouldn’t want to be mistreated themselves.
Let’s meditate on Ephesians 4:32, New American Standard Bible, which states: Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.
When you can choose to be anything in the world … choose to be kind!
Even if people don’t talk about it, there are battles being fought within. There are things going on with us that others might not guess because we choose not to speak about them. Or, maybe they don’t know exactly what it is and can’t quite pinpoint it, but they see us act in a different manner or handle a situation out of character than what we usually would. We are troubled, and only God truly knows what is at the heart of the situation. We can be useful by just praying for someone. We don’t always have to know WHY a person is behaving this way or what is going on with them in their lives. All we need to know by their subtle clues in their change of behavior is that we need to pray for them. We can extend kindness, offer our prayers to Heaven on their behalf, and choose to be forgiving if they happen to say or do something in their turmoil that overflows on to us unknowingly and unintentionally.