Love Movement Journal Reflection by Alice – Day 5

Matthew 5:23-24

“So if you are presenting a sacrifice at the altar in the Temple and you suddenly remember that someone has something against you, leave your sacrifice there at the altar. Go and be reconciled to that person. Then come and offer your sacrifice to God.”

Today’s challenge is always hard – Not letting people bother me when they come against me or do wrong towards me. I didn’t have to deal with that specifically today…but definitely in the past month. It’s the hardest, though, when the person coming against you is someone you are the closest with. I wasn’t exactly expecting it…God kind of does that to you, throws you some curve-balls. But even though I was very hurt by this person and their actions caused me a lot of pain, I saw their true colours. And now it’s the challenge of not letting that person or the situation to bother me……still in progress to be honest. But I have comfort in God and also that I stood up for myself  in the situation. So I continue to wrestle with the after effects and try my best to let it roll off my shoulder….I’m doing this through a lot of prayer! I also have to remind myself that I need to pray for that person, because for whatever reason they are acting that way, they need God’s guidance.

So my challenge to you is stand up for God, for what you believe in, for yourself! You are loved. So love someone else by praying for them and don’t let anyone’s actions bother you. Focus on God and pray, pray, pray.


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