Do you ever just feel absolutely overwhelmed or overcome by the evil in the world? Or by the evil that comes at you from the people or the circumstances in your own life? I do. And when that is the case, we must remember that we have not been left powerless or without choice. Sometimes our choice is much simpler than we remember. God directs us and enables us to do things God’s way: overcome evil with good.
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. Romans 12:21
Personal Reflections from Sylane Confessions of a counselor and ambassador of Christ: Sometimes I just want to run away and hide. Sometimes I want to just stop listening and talking to anybody. Sometimes I want to stop trying. Sometimes I feel overcome by all of the evil and pain and meaness and ugliness and poverty and cruelty and selfishness there is in this world–there is in us people and in the way we live.
And, then, there it is–there it comes again, unfailingly: God’s powerful, sweet whoosh of LOVE. God’s Good Love.
And God quiets me. God is my hiding place. God gives my mind His Sabbath rest. God renews me with His eternal perspective. God reminds me–tenderly and strongly–that Jesus Christ has already overcome evil with His Good Love.
Okay. I can breathe again. I can listen and talk and stay in the moment–even in the midst of the ugly and evil–to love on people again–in and through the power of God’s Good Love.
We are not to be overcome by evil. Not Ever.
We are to overcome evil with good. Always.
Choose to hear, embrace and live in the truth of what God’s Good Love has already done. And overcome evil with one thought, one word, one action–in one life–at a time.
Be thankful–to God, to others, to yourself. There is so much that is GOOD!
Be kind–in your words, in your tone, in your time.
Do good–intentionally and actively to your family, to your neighbors, to strangers, to yourself.
And watch the power of GOOD–God’s Good Love–overcome evil with one thought, one word, one action–in one life–at a time.
In love, peace and purposeful passion, Sylane