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A Plan for Vengeance

What is vengeance and how is it formed? Vengeance is an act of revenge that grows from the thought of the belief that an individual has been wronged by someone else. The belief is that an individual has been wronged, in a way that is very hurtful. In most cases, the feeling of being wronged comes without fully knowing the true intentions of the person that is believed to have done the offense. The thought of being wronged grows into a plan of action to get revenge. The thought is a plan of action that is not a well thought out act for payback and in some cases backfires. The hope is that the act of revenge will even the score as it is used as a form of repayment for something hurtful that was done.

The next time that you feel the urge to plan a plot of vengeance, stop and think about what the word of God has to say about vengeance. Scripture tells us in Romans 12:19 “Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.” King James Version (KJV). Vengeance is the Lord’s, and we have no authority to take vengeance out on another person. Concocting a plan for vengeance can be very time consuming and a waste of time. The perceived offense could be a misunderstanding and no ill intent was intended by the other party.

However, when you choose to walk with understanding and allow forgiveness to flow to the one that is believed to have offended you, you will have a sense of peace. Placing your trust in the word of the Lord will leave you with feelings of forgiveness, freedom, and a clear mind to focus on productive matters. When there is a display of trust in the word of the Lord, others around you will see your example of trust. Also with trust, you will live with the assurance that you have no reason to waste your time, thoughts or energy trying to get people back. I Will, Will You?

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