This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.
Scripture reference: Ephesians 4:29 (ESV)
Today I am encouraging you to release your insatiable desire to be right.
This is what Moses had to do during his heated exchange with a group of 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. 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 has become, and how heated our exchanges can become (particularly the political ones), I realize how relevant Moses’s actions are today.
Do you sometimes have that insatiable desire to be right? I know for sure that is where some of my work lies. In that moment of contention, we should 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.
As you do that remember these words: “Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up…that it may give grace to those who hear.” Ephesians 4:29 (ESV)
Please share this reflection as others desire to be inspired.
So today, resist the urge to be right.
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