This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.
Scripture reference: 1 Corinthians 10:13 (ESV)
Today I am thinking about how my choices are evolving as I draw closer to God. Recently I had an opportunity to gossip about another person, but I chose not to do so.
In the past, quite honestly, I have been guilty. I have never been one to seek gossip, but if it crossed my path, I might find it irresistible not to share the juicy hearsay with a close friend.
I am appreciating how my choices are evolving. I no longer have this desire to gossip as I would have done before. This is even true for the person who I am not in relationship with, or even a perfect stranger.
It’s interesting how sometimes, if we take a step back and look, the progress that we are making spiritually is there for us to see. I attribute this entirely to my closer relationship with God. Of all the times I may have fallen short before, I couldn’t bring myself to gossip this time. I knew that God did not want me to use my energy in this way, so I didn’t.
In that moment, my desire to please Him transcended the temptation. I will celebrate this little moment.
The Words that I use to teach me concerning temptation are, “No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.” 1 Corinthians 10:13 (ESV)
Please share this reflection with others so that they also may be inspired.
So today, remove yourself from that situation that is no longer serving you.