If we are not careful, we may become like the man who prided himself on being an expert archer. The secret to his success was that after he shot his arrow at the side of the barn, he painted a bullseye around that arrow.
It’s easy to live our lives doing what and thinking our ways and instincts are right on target but in reality our ‘bulls-eye’ shots are not on target at all.
“There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death” – Proverbs 14:12
Sometimes it may feel right to seek revenge, hoard money, chase pleasure, or yell at people who yell at us. But God’s ways are different from ours.
He has painted a bullseye on forgiving those who have hurt us, on giving generously to those in need, on living to please Him rather than ourselves, and on turning the other cheek.
Teach me Your way, O Lord, I will walk in Your Truth.
I need my faith now more than ever. I need to turn the other cheek, forgive, and not yell back. And you, you with all that anger and vengeance, you need to find your bullseye. You believe in your ways and your rights but they are not God’s bullseye. Yet you were once someone who put yourself forward as God’s Messenger. May you realize the error of your ways and walk in His Truth again.
NB: this is not related to anything in my personal life.