By the grace of God – Pastor Ed Young
What I wear, what I don’t wear. What I drive, what I don’t drive. Where I live, where I don’t live. What I drink, what I don’t drink. “Wow, where did you go on vacation? Really? Incredible…” My whole life has been that way. And for the most part, 90% of people are positive, they’re incredible, visionary. But you’ve got that 10% who talk the smack. You’ve got that 10% who have evil intentions. You’ve got that 10% who will just say stuff and spread rumors and talk junk. You’ve got them too.
You know what I’ve learned to do? I’ve chased people down and I just beat the crud out of them. That’s what…No, I don’t! Some of you are going, “Yeah! You did that? I like that, man.” No, I don’t do that. By the grace of God I have learned an incredible lesson as I’ve studied the Bible throughout my life. I try to do, fueled by God’s mercy, what Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego did.
Check them out. When King Nebuchadnezzar brought them in they didn’t say, “Oh, King Nebuchadnezzar, give me the names of these people. I mean these are rumors. I will chase them down. I’ll give them a piece of my mind…” Don’t do that. You waste your time when you mud sling. You waste your time when you get on their level. You waste your time when you try to become a verbal flamethrower back to verbal flamethrowers.
Fellowship Church Grapevine – Every time someone is a verbal flamethrower in your life or mine, let me tell you something. Every time, those verbal flamethrowers are people who have been burned themselves. In other words, hurt people hurt people. Damaged people damage people. People who burn you are people that are charred. They need to be in the burn unit themselves.© Copyright 2012admin, All rights Reserved. Written For: Fellowship Church Grapevine