Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Acceptance and Agreement


I'm learning that acceptance and agreement are two different things.  You can come to a peaceful acceptance of something without condoning it, agreeing with it, or even liking it.  For example, if you are slandered, every fiber of your being may want to rise up and defend yourself.  But eventually you learn that there's really nothing you can do about what others say about you, it doesn't really do anything, and obsessively trying to defend yourself actually steals you away from God and those who love you, so you learn to accept it.  You learn to come to peace with it.  It doesn't mean the things being said are right or true.  It just means you are choosing to let go, leaving it in God's hands, and putting your heart where it better belongs.

Praise God for His grace to me, this morning.