You must FIRST be settled in HOW you will deal with the situations you face in life. You must be RESOLVED. I love the word RESOLVED. It mean that you are settled. It also means that you have made up your mind HOW you will deal with the situations you face. You are not controlled by the actions of others or circumstances because you have made up your mind regarding the CORE ESSENCE of your PRINCIPLES which dictates your ACTIONS irregardless of circumstances.
You must make up your mind that people’s actions towards you will not cause you to act differently than you choose. The word endure means to hold out; sustain without impairment or yielding; to bear without resistance. You literally must pull yourself out of the scenario. You must allow yourself to see the person’s actions as a manifestation of their belief system. You are getting a glimpse into who they really are. Their words, mannerisms, emotions and actions become a testimony to how they were shaped and molded to deal with circumstances in their life.
We all have been provoked, injured or troubled. You need to make a choice, to stand your ground based on your truth. Because we “do things God’s way” we understand that we are in control of ourselves. You are making a stand. The word tells us to stand anyhow. To have ourselves girded with the truth of the word.
1. DON’T DO IT Don’t allow yourself to yield your standards because someone has issues. Whether you are in the car, the grocery store, school or neighborhood, allow the word to set your standard and don’t move out of your position of peace and confidence in God’s word.
2. VICTORY COMES IN DIFFERENT FORMS Remember victory isn’t just about winning the argument or getting people to do what you want. It is mainly about being obedient to truth and watching God honor his word in your life.
3. YOU ALWAYS WIN Don’t be deceived into believing you have lost because someone cursed at you or gave you the finger. Don’t act accordingly because you are more than that and represent something greater.
4. WE REPRESENT Your victory is in honoring God with your life and he being seen through your actions.