We had something bad happened yesterday. I’m not going to go into details but let’s just say when we got the news we were very angry and hurt and felt backed into a corner. We know that we are 100% right. Then I get Proverbs 21:2 this morning and I really don’t even know how to take it. I did a little more digging and came up with Proverbs 14:12 and 16.2. I just don’t even know what to think, I don’t want to be right all the time but in this case everyone that is involved agrees with us. So what do you do with that when everybody agrees with you? Not feeling very much like loving my neighbor right now and I hate that feeling.
Proverbs 21:2 (ESV) 2 Every way of a man is right in his own eyes,
but the LORD weighs the heart.
Proverbs 14:12 (ESV) 12 There is a way that seems right to a man,
but its end is the way to death.
Proverbs 16:2 (ESV) 2 All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes,
but the LORD weighs the spirit.
I have to ask myself is this a teachable moment? Absolutely it is a teachable moment. Just not sure what I’m learning yet. Do I always have to express, defend or prove my opinion? What do you do when you know you are right but the person who is wrong won the fight? I don’t want to trust myself with this outcome. I can’t change it. We are just going to move forward. On the flip side we got three different pieces of information yesterday that were great news for us, but then we got the bad news and it was like everything got overshadowed. And I caught myself last night focusing on the bad news instead of focusing on the good news that was far greater.
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
The Lord weighs the heart, the Lord weighs the spirit.