Revenge it’s not ours to take

BIRD-SQ-SM-600x600When you are betrayed, do you immediately want to get revenge? Getting revenge can make you feel better and some will not admit it!  In the world today, there’s not a lot of room for or vengeance. If you’ve ever been wronged in your life, you probably understand the concept of revenge.  Often it starts with someone doing something wrong to you, and you feel powerless to stop it. You want to get them back, so you create a plot of revenge.

You can view revenge a couple of ways; first, you can argue that you only shouldn’t seek revenge at all. That’s fair, and an entirely noble path to take.  On the other hand, you can look at these things as obstacles in the way of actual revenge. Your biggest obstacle is making sure you don’t feel like an awful person afterwards.

Your other obstacle is simply the obstacle you’re already facing: letting go. I believe these are pretty easy things to overcome because there’s a difference between pure revenge—an eye for an eye—and smart revenge—aiming to bring positive change from your actions. The problem with most revenge is that it’s about bringing harm—and not harmony—to the situation. If you’re going to seek vengeance, you need to believe you’re bringing about positive change.

I am a firm believer revenge is not ours to take.  Remember the saying what goes around comes around.  The best revenge is being a good person and doing the right thing.  Remember Christ should always be your answer to all complicated matters. Trust and believe.

Post by Len Thicklin


Revenge “Hold out for Love”

WaterRock-SPMWhy do we seek revenge?

When a person or a situation make you feel slighted or disrespected, we often feel motivated to strike back or get even. We want to take matters into our on hands to seek revenge. In most people, there are two schools of thought on revenge. The Bible, in Exodus 21:23, instructs us to “give life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot” to punish an offender. But more than 2,000 years later, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., responded, “The old law of ‘an eye for an eye’ leaves everybody blind.”

The thoughts behind revenge, depends on where you stand. Your thought generally depends on who and where you are in life. If you’re a power-seeker, revenge can serve to remind others you’re not to be trifled with. If you live in a society where the rule of law is weak, revenge provides a way to keep order.

But revenge comes at a price. Instead of helping you to move on with your life, it can leave you dwelling on the situation and remaining unhappy, while leaving you stuck in the past.

If you are considering revenge, it is a very natural human response to feeling slighted, but if you want to move forward in life you have to find another way to handle life’s unpleasantness. The easiest way to do this is to love, forgive and just let it go.

Len Thicklin


“The Power Of Forgiveness”

Summer-Time-Beach-PM-SMThe person who is hardest to forgive is the same person who can teach you the greatest lesson in your life. When you love yourself enough to rise above any situation, understanding forgiveness will become easy.   I have learned to remain positive amongst all the negativity that comes my way, and have learned the importance of rising above it.

When someone you care about hurts you, you should not hold on to the anger, resentment and any thoughts of revenge.  It is important to embrace forgiveness; to move forward in your life. Forgiveness can lead to feelings of understanding, empathy and compassion for the person who hurt you.

Forgiveness doesn’t mean that you deny the other person’s responsibility for hurting you, and it doesn’t minimize or justify the wrong. You can forgive the person without excusing the act.

As you let go of grudges, you will no longer define your life by how you have been hurt, but by the compassion and understanding you have for forgiving other people in life.

Post By Len Thicklin