Vindication And Vengeance

Day 5 of 5 • This day’s reading


DAY FIVE: The delay of vindication is an invitation from God to practice total forgiveness

My suggestion: behave in such a manner that the person who now seems to be an enemy will one day say to you, “You were brilliant in all that. You were great, so patient and kind.” Believe it or not, today’s enemy could be tomorrow’s friend.

In any case, there is only one way forward when vindication is delayed: total forgiveness. And I can give you a motivation to forgive totally greater than any other that could be conceived: you do it for an audience of One. Yes. That’s it. That is how you do it! Total forgiveness comes easily when you realize you are doing it for God and the glory of Jesus Christ! Oh yes.

Vindication will come to you too—when the time is right. If it is delayed, it is because you aren’t ready for it. In the meantime esteem and pursue the secret internal vindication by the Spirit. It is worth more than ten thousand compliments from people. It is that witness that testifies, “This is the way, walk in it” (Isa. 30:21).

Was this plan helpful to you? It was adapted from my book For An Audience of One: Seek the Praise That Comes From God Alone.