Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. – Romans 12:21
After deeply understanding what it really means to be forgiving and to really practice it in my life over and over. It has taken me to another level of seeing what it is to actually experience life in a totally different way. We so often take life personally and it really has nothing to do with us.
I am barely starting to read the Bible and to understanding its deeper meaning. “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” – Romans 12:21. I love this. Sometimes we have it all backward. We think that by cursing someone that does something to us, our life will get better. And it is not true. By sending love to those who need it the most and those that hurt us, rather than being upset. Love is the only way to overcome our deep hurt or anger. I am not saying not to have boundaries. But by reacting in a hateful, angry or upset manner, we give the other person all the power.
How many times when someone gets in our way while you are driving and get us all offended and upset? Why? Whose day did we ruin? Ours of course! They probably didn’t even know what they did, they were too distracted or who knows what they are going through. Instead, bless them, and send them loving thoughts. And guess what? We will feel better and our immune system will grow stronger through positive thoughts.
It is very simple to understand, that whatever we give out we will receive. So even a short curse or a blessing makes all the difference in our lives. That’s why this wonderful Bible verse to overcome evil with good, is so important. Because is the ONLY WAY to live. Even, if we have all the best excuses in the world, why it should be different, or, why we should be upset. Even then, we can practice love. It is not easy at first, but it is so rewarding to our bodies, our minds, and our souls.