Far too often we do the exact opposite...we don't let things go. You know what I am talking about. A comment on facebook or on your blog...you can't let it go. Someone honks at you...you can't let it go. Someone says something about your child at a game...you can't let it go. You hear about someone talking about you...you can't let it go. You HAVE to say something. I was watching the Bachelorette the other night. I know, it is a a ridiculous show, but it always sucks me in. Anyways, this guy got his feelings hurt and felt the need to confront the person that hurt his feelings. After he went on and on I was thinking, "come on dude, let it go already!" Funny thing is, that the guy was defending his maturity and all he was doing was showing his immaturity.
I can't help but think of the number of times in the Bible that Jesus just let it go. When He was being crucified, He just let it go. He could have easily said something, but He didn't. The Bible is clear that our "battles are not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realm." Our battle is not against the people that leave nasty comments on facebook, but against Satan. I am pretty sure that we need to spend more time focusing on that battle rather than people here on earth. Don't get me wrong, there are times that we should confront people, but I think that we get our feelings hurt and defend ourselves way too much!
Why do we feel the need to defend ourselves?
Romans 12:14 says, "Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse."
Romans 12:19 says, Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, 'Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord'."
It sounds like to me that if we just get out of the way, God will defend us. I am pretty sure that His defense is way better than ours! So, next time you want to hit the send button on facebook to defend your honor...just let it go and pray for them. Yes, I know you have a really good life lesson to teach that person, but just let it go!