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Molly’s Minute: Our Response Is Our Choice

September 2, 2020

I was talking to a friend of mine the other day, when she told me about something that happened to her recently. 

It was one of those situations that had gone completely sideways. My friend was very obviously wronged by someone else we knew. 

And immediately after she told me this, I got angry. My gloves came on. I was ready to confront that person, defend my friend, and make it right.

But my friend just said, “Molly, it’s fine. I’m fine. I’m letting it go.”

Anything that happens to us, no matter what it is, only affects us as much as we allow it to.

What happened to my friend upset me more than it upset her because I let it make me upset. But she made the choice not to let it get to her.

So, let’s remember today that while we don’t get to decide what happens to us or how others treat us, we’re the only ones who decide how we respond.

Titus 2:11-12 “For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say ‘No’ to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age.”

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