Dust it off. Brush it off.
Don’t let a situation or words affect your day.
Today, I was reading from 1 Thessalonians 5 – specifically verses 19-22
Do not stifle the Holy Spirit. Do not scoff at prophecies, but test everything that is said. Hold on to what is good. Stay away from every kind of evil.
As I was pondering these words, I thought about all the hatred that is floating around us – through social media – fake and hateful news – penetrating eyes.
Words can heal us or hurt us.
One thing that I have learned how to do is to “dust if off!” Another way of saying it, “Just brush it off.”
A phrase amongst teenagers and especially girls is saying, “Why don’t you just kill yourself.”
It’s not just said once – but many times. And then what happens. That young girl believes those words and takes it into her hands to end her life.
Yes, sad. Sad but true.
When you have find yourself around “hateful words,” don’t let those arrows hang around you – dust them off – dust them off in the name of Jesus. Do not accept hurtful words.
At the end of each day, look back over your day, and ponder situations – words – it doesn’t matter if you said them or if someone else said them to you – dust them off. And then make sure that you go and denounce any hateful words that you may have spouted from your mouth and dust that hatred that you left on another person.
Don’t let evil conquer good.
My song. Learning how to let go of hurts – of pride – of fears. Hold on to Jesus.