Friendly Fire


Friendly Fire


Sometimes the ones we love, and the ones who love us unknowingly and unintentionally wound us. There may be times when we need to bring the offense to their attention, and other times we may feel that it is not necessary.

However, just as with any physical wound, a healing has to take place. The deeper the wound, the longer it may take to heal, and, most times, those deep wounds will need special care. They may need lots of antiseptic, and may even require stitches. Only a physician, someone trained, or used to dealing with this will know.
 


Nevertheless, during the healing process, we have the power and ability to nurture the wound, or to aggravate it. Even so, unlike the physical wound, nurturing, aggravating, or whether or not it heals has everything to do with what we ponder or continually think about. Our thoughts can literally determine when the wound heals, or if it even heals at all.

 

Keeping in the forefront of our minds that it is “friendly fire”, we must not allow the Adversary to tell us that it is anything different. We must not toy around with the negative thoughts that enter our minds about the situation, the person, or persons that caused the wound, nor allow any harmful thoughts to take permanent root within our hearts. If we decide to eat, chew on, swallow and digest those adverse thoughts, the wound will grow into bitterness and resentment; a lot like an aggravated, grossly infected physical wound. On the other hand, if we take on the mind of the Messiah, the wound can do nothing but heal.

“Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about the things that are excellent and worthy of praise.” 
Philippians 4:8