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 the Levites. The Levites were frustrated because they were not in the Promised Land, and they didn’t feel as though Moses was leading them in the right way. In fact, the Levites even looked at their current life in the wilderness and thought they would have been much 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, and he believed that he was doing the very best he could in the moment. Yet the Levites still didn’t trust him to lead them.
The amazing thing though, was that in the middle of this heated exchange, Moses fell to the ground and began to pray for the Levites. This caught my attention because this is not easy to do.
Moses’ actions are a good example of how, in the middle of a heated exchange, we can take a step back and pray for healing for the other person—whether we believe we are right or wrong. As we do this, let us cling to these words for strength: “For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self control.” 2 Timothy 1:7 (ESV)
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So today, if you’re having an exchange with another, let go of the need to be right, take a step back, and pray for that other person.