If you sink down to their level and you’re cold and mean back to them, you have then allowed them to contaminate you.
Rise above that. Let’s be a part of the solution and not the problem. We overcome evil with good.
If someone is rude to you, just bless them, smile, and keep moving forward. Jesus put it this way: “Blessed be the meek, for they will inherit the earth” (Matthew 5:5)
When we hear the word meek, many times we think of someone who is weak, shy and reserved; just a fearful little person. The image we have is that meek people can’t stand up for them selves and everyone runs all over them. That’s not meek at all. Meekness Is not a weakness. IT’S STRENGTH UNDER CONTROL!
Meekness is like a wild stallion that has been tamed. The horse is still strong, still powerful, and has just as much speed as before he was tamed. The only difference is, now the strength is UNDER CONTROL. You can walk up to the horse, pet him, lead him around, and probably ride him. BUT DON’T BE FOOLED. He has the same power, the same tenacity; he’s just learned how to control it.
When you’re a meek person, you don’t go around trying to straighten everyone out. You don’t respond to every critic. People may be talking about you, but you don’t let it bother you. KEEP YOUR STRENGTH UNDER CONTROL.
It’s not how proud you are, or how many people you straighten out, or how you can prove yourself, all you’re doing is sinking to his or her level. Don’t fall into that trap.
You are an eagle. You can rise above it.
The apostle Paul told his protege Timothy: “be calm and cool and steady” (2 Timothy 4:5) He was saying in other words, “don’t give away your power. Keep your strength under control.”
Have a blessed day 🙂