A viewer asked, “How do I live this life in Christ and not become a doormat?” When she asked me this, I thought, “Wow! That’s a great question.” Immediately I answered, “That’s a great question. Let’s ask Holy Spirit.” So I continued and asked, “Holy Spirit, how do we do this life in you and not become a doormat?”
As I look back on that day, I clearly saw:
There are 3 ways to do things:
1.) I can do it my way; by getting back, retaliating with insults, repaying evil with evil.
2.) I can do nothing at all.
3.) I can do it GOD’s way as revealed in Luke 6:27-38; Matthew 5:43-48; Proverbs 25:22 and Romans 12:20
Look at those 3 options:
1.) The first one of doing it my way is a result of pride.
2.) The second one of doing nothing at all is being passive as a result of self preservation and fear.
3.) The third one of doing it GOD’S WAY is putting ego and flesh down and knowing that HIS way is far better in the end, saving my own life and the lives of others.
Which one after jotting these down is becoming the door mat? It’s the FIRST & SECOND scenarios!
Doing it our way, causes that situation to have the upper hand over us and we will get run over by it
Doing nothing is doing “something” resulting in the vicious cycle of insanity.
They are both the doormat that leads to a door of a room of unfinished business. We must leave a WELCOME mat for GOD to enter in and do HIS will, HIS dream (As my friend Celina says) for our lives. Will we finally make a way for HIM? If your answer is “Yes”, then watch your life be a life of abounding miracles! It will rarely look like what we had hoped; it will far exceed into the generations beyond us!
Below is the podcast and YouTube video of today’s MOTIVATIONAL MONDAY talking about this very subject.