Friday, July 8, 2011

Revenge & Vengeance

Are you angry with your spouse, husband, wife , relative, family member , friend or a complete stranger? Have any of these people hurt you or  did something that you have a hard time forgiving and you want to get revenge. You want to get back at them for the pain they caused you and you are tired of being hurt, lied too, cheated on, beat on, abandoned or taken for granted. Sometimes when people  hurt you, so bad that you wish  something bad would happen to them, so in turn they would know how it feels to be hurt .  Then they would understand  or realize what it feels like to go through so much pain. Then you loose your mind with anger and allow the Devil to use you, your friends and others to help you plan out a way to get your revenge. Then finally the plan happens, you end up hurting them and at the same time you hurt yourself in the process. Doing this not only embarrasses you, but it also hurts your integrity. This is why we should not take matters in to our own hands and why there are laws in place both by man and by God himself when it comes to matters like this. Its also a sin to seek vengeance, because in the bible God clearly ,"Says vengeance is mine".(Romans 12:19-20 Do not take revenge my friend, but leave room for God's wrath, for it is written: It is mine to avenge; I will repay, says the Lord. (20) On the contrary: If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head. 21 Do not be over come by evil, but over come evil with good.) This is Gods law and I do not have to remind you of mans law. Even if you happen to have a spouse that has abused you, a friend that has wronged you or a family member that has hurt you, its best to leave those problems or issues in the hands of professionals. Like my father would always say, that is why they make lawyers or police.
When I think about the mistakes I have made being angry, I have to ask myself," Is it really worth it"? If you are like me, you are wishing you could go back in time and change what you did. Often we regret being dragged into drama, stress or pain. To me it takes to much energy to get angry, fuss or fight and its never really worth it. What I realize is sometimes the people that hurt you the most enjoy it more when they drag you into a fight or disagreement., that is when you should question yourself when seeking vengeance or revenge.Lets face it some people get off  or are turned on by getting involved in drama or messy situations.I see these people all the time and it seems that's all they live for. But if you are like me, you really do not have time for people that are so immature or have no real lives of their own. What I have  done to avoid these type of people, is pray and removed them out of my life. So take my advice , think things out , cool down before you act and always pray that God can deliver you from this pain.
We all  should always trust God with all our problems , even the ones we think we should take care of  ourselves. Why? Because we are human, we will make mistakes and eventually we will mess it up or  make matters  worse. Handling problems with Gods help , is the only way to go. Because if God has his way, the way you have been hurt, wronged, lied to, cheated on or  other bad things, will be handled in a perfect way, then it will be a  thousand times worse for the person or persons  that have wronged you. The old saying is ,"What comes  around  goes around ". In time what someone did to you will come back to them, then they will be wondering "What did I do to deserve this? That is when God says Vengeance is mine!
Have a wonderful and blessed night.
Charles
Leviticus 19:18 Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against one of your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the Lord.


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