When Life Comes at Us Head-on

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When life comes at us head-on, how we react can make all the difference moving forward. For example, when someone cuts us off in traffic, we have one of two options: We can shrug our shoulders, pray for that person, and go about our day in peace, or we can become aggravated and perhaps even adopt the same poor driving habits as that person. It is quite easy to become aggravated, been there, done that, but there is a dividing line between being aggravated and The latter option can lead to dire consequences such as causing an accident or, even worse, an accident with fatalities.

“My beloved brethren. But everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger.”

James 1:19

In the book of Acts, the author records a time when Paul and Silas were imprisoned, and around midnight, they were praying and singing hymns of praise to God while the other prisoners listened. An earthquake coincided and caused all the cell doors to open and the prisoner’s chains to unfasten. When the jailer realized the doors were open, he was sure the prisoners had escaped, so he took out his sword to commit suicide. However, Paul cried out, saying, “Do not harm yourself, for we are all here!” When the jailer saw that all the prisoners were still there, he fell to his knees and asked, “Sirs, What must I do the be saved?” (Acts 16:22-30)

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If Paul had acted in hast, to make his escape, and indeed the other prisoners would have followed, the result would have led to the jailor’s death. Not only would the jailor have faced physical death at that point in time, but also spiritual death for He was not one with the Lord, he was not born again. Instead, by faith, Paul remained, as did the others, and the result was not the loss of a man’s life, but the salvation of his soul. Whether we realize it or not, Christians are always under the world’s microscope, and how we react to situations in life can serve to draw people closer to Christ or push them away.

Therefore, when that person cuts us off in traffic, or the boss is uptight, or when life comes at us head-on, let us keep James’ words in mind; “Be quick to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger.”


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