B Moments, right

This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.

Scripture reference: 2 Timothy 1:7 (ESV)

Today, I am thinking about that insatiable desire to be right.

I had this thought as I was reading about the heated exchange between Moses and a group of the Levites. The Levites were frustrated because they were not in the Promised Land yet, and they didn’t feel as though Moses was leading them correctly.

They looked at their current life in the wilderness and thought that they would be far better off in Egypt.

At one point, there was a confrontation between the Levites and Moses, and Moses was insulted because he was receiving his instructions directly from God. He was doing the very best he could in that moment, yet the Levites didn’t trust him to lead.

The amazing thing though, is that in the middle of the heated exchange, Moses fell to the ground and began to pray for the Levites.

This really caught my attention because when I think about how divided our country is, including all the political dialogue and bitter exchanges, I realize how important Moses’s actions are today.

In that moment of contention, we should just take a step back and do what Moses did—pray for the healing of the other person whether we believe we’re right or wrong. In fact, that is where some of my work lies.

The words that I will cling to when I need to let go of my desire to be right are: “For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self control” 2 Timothy 1:7 (ESV)

Please share this reflection as others desire to be inspired.

So today, if you are having an exchange with another, let go of the need to be right, take a step back, and pray for that other person.