I just finished watching the season finally to Pretty Little Liars. I know this show is sometimes a waste of time and I could be spending my time doing so many other more productive things, I’m not gonna lie, but I like it. But that’s not my exact point on this post. My point is that last night’s episode thought me a lesson, of us as humans in God and following what He says.
For those of you who don’t this show is basically about a girl who is evil and somehow controls the lives of everyone around her whether the characters thinks so or not. So yesterday for those that watched we saw the character Mona die. Mona was a girl that the evil girl Allison bullied all throughout school and after a couple a couple of years “redeemed” herself in high school. Then she spent years trying to destroy the lives of the girls who were Alison’s “best friends”. In all this craziness a lot of things happen to her but what got to me the most in this whole story with her was that she was ready to move on. In the episode she just wanted to do one last thing to show she was the good person she always was and move on. But unfortunately that didn’t happen because she was killed in the episode.
So what this taught me. That trying to take vengeance on someone else for being mean to us isn’t worth it. Is it worth our lives to get back at someone for making us feel bad, trying to get even, making them feel as bad we did? I mean of course we don’t don’t go to the extreme lengths that these girls in the show go to but in our own way we kind do. Humiliating someone in front of all their friends and family or trying to do everything possible to embarrass them,whether it’s letting their secrets known to world or false gossip. And truthfully even if we are not action people thinking about doing something like these or worse and bringing it to your heart having them be your desires for that person is just the same as committing them physically to Christ. When we let these feelings into our lives and our hearts they control everything we do they become us and they destroy us.
For out of the heart comes evil thoughts, murder,adultery,sexual immortality,theft,false witness,slander.These are what a defile person.But to eat with unwashed hands does not defile you (Matthew 15:19-20)
Taking vengeance on someone to make us feel better will never work. We will be filled with that darkness and always want to do more and will never be satisfied, and God doesn’t want us to do that. He says
Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,”says the Lord. On the contrary:“If your enemy is hungry, feed him;if he is thirsty, give him something to drink.In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. (Romans 12:17-21)
This way we can be happy, because we leave it all up to God. Letting all our feeling in God and not letting them be obstacles in our lives by pushing through them and doing the good, and knowing God will take care of it all on His time in His way. Because it is not worth risking out lives spiritually and physically to get even with someone.
So like many did yesterday I say R.I.P Mona but not the character but the what the character symbolizes in our lives. R.I.P to the grudges, vengeance, hate, letting what other people do to us control our lives.