On Being Right

October 12, 2009 by Lisa Krempasky  
Filed under faith

Have you ever been in a situation where you were certain you were right? I have.

So what is my response when I think I am being wronged?

1. Stand and take it. Maybe I’m wrong. Maybe I’m stupid. But I don’t really see any other option. Times are tough. And they are only going to get tougher. Light will become lighter and dark will become darker. We are promised hardship and trial and false accusations. But do not fear. Our Loving Father will defend us and will do with us what He wills for our ultimate betterment and perfection and for His glory on the earth. It is an honor to be refined by the Lord. If you allow it, His yoke will be easy and His burden will be light.

2. Go after the real enemy. We are blind. We think the people are the enemy. They are not. They are tools of the enemy. If we only had any clue of how spiritual everything is. Those human “enemies” are oppressed and in bondage and it is our obligation to them to intercede on their behalf. In fact, I think that when we are the ones being attacked we probably stand in a place of greater spiritual authority to help set our attacker free. Do not take this lightly. We are instructed to bear one another’s burdens. Do not let the enemy suck you into whatever he is doing to them. In fact, if you do not know how to pray for them determine what you are feeling and experiencing and it will likely be how the enemy is attacking them.

3. Love conquers all. It may be God’s plan that you be vindicated and it may not. Lay down your life and continue to love. Be quick to forgive lest anything attach itself to you. Love, love, love. Bear all. Believe all. Hope all. Endure all.

4. Walk in grace and humility toward others. Okay we should do this anyway. But when God is about the purifying process it often comes in many areas of life at once. You will not just have one conflict…you will have 7. The enemy’s point is to overwhelm you…to make things that by themselves are no big deal huge because of all the other things you are dealing with. God’s point is to push you to your limits so they are no longer your limits. Walk in grace and humility and be on guard.

5. Cry out for mercy. There is nothing we can do apart from God’s mercy. You need it. I need it. The attacker needs it. The city needs it. The nation needs it. The world needs it. Cry out for mercy!

6. Don’t let the attack distract you from where God was taking you. The timing of the attack was not coincedental. The attack could have come at any moment. What were you doing leading up to it? Likely the enemy was trying to keep you from that thing whether it be praying for a friend or moving your life to the mission field.

7. Realize you just might be wrong. Maybe you are not being wronged…even if you cannot possibly see it any other way…even if you are 100% convinced you are right…even if everyone you know is 100% convinced you are right. You may be wrong. Continually seek repentence.