Thursday, July 25, 2013

Thankful Thursday

Jackie Robinson: "You want a player who doesn't have the guts to fight back?" 
Branch Rickey "No. I want a player who's got the guts NOT to fight back." Movie 42

It's hard not fighting back when lies are being told and you know the truth. But truth isn't always listened to. For some reason lies sometimes sound better than truth. 

Sometimes it takes time for truth to be heard. It takes patience and courage to wait and say nothing. 

I'm always been a fighter and a believer in standing up for what's right. But recently I've learned there's different ways of fighting. One way....which is really hard for me.....is to keep quiet and wait it out. 

The thing is.....in my heart I believe 'Truth always trumps lies,' and the things we put out always come back to us.  I'm thankful for....

-The judge at the court hearing yesterday. He called me brave, told me he shares the love of writing with me and that he too has learned the hard way about the bad ethics of some people.
-The support of so many wonderful new friendships I've made through standing up for what's right. 
-The ability and skill to write what I feel. Writing is an amazing release for me.....one that I consider the best gift ever. 
-Feeling wiser, stronger, and braver. 
-And mostly that He's my example how to fight right - when He was accused and laughed at, He didn't say anything even though He knew the truth. 
He had guts and wisdom to wait for Truth to trump all those lies. I always wondered how He did that. If it was me, I'd scream back and want to zap all of them. But today, maybe not. Today....I see the value in NOT fighting back....the value in saying nothing and the courage to wait.

Linking with Spiritual SundayFaith Filled Fridays

16 comments:

Margie said...

Nikki, I believe that truth always wins out in the end.
Keep the faith!
You are such an inspiration.
This was just what I needed this morning.
Thank you!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I have a hard time being quiet when unfairness surrounds me.

I really loved "42", an excellent movie.

Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

Just Be Real said...

Thank u Nikki. Very timely. Blessings

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Chatty Crone said...

You learned the secret - sometimes winning is not loud. sandie

Launna said...

Wow Nikki, I have to agree with you on this... it is oh so hard to hold back from yelling the truth but the truth always wins out:)

Nana Jul said...

The judge was right when he called you brave! Truth will win. Keep writing Nikki...you are an inspiration to us all!
Love ya
Jul

Debbie said...

What fantastic words of WISDOM!! I loved this post.

Wanda said...

Such wise words Nikki. I think the strength of silence is often overlooked. Hope you enjoy a wonderful weekend.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Truth always wins out, sooner or later, but it often takes a lot of grace to keep silent. I can speak from experience. It is especially difficult when the damage is being done by a family member.
The older I get, the more in common I find I have with the Saviour who also suffered in silence. We cannot go wrong by doing what Jesus did! Wonderful post, Nikki!

Blessings,
Sandi

Lisa notes... said...

It definitely takes a lot of courage to NOT fight back. (I still need to see that movie.) Sometimes we need even more self-control for that than the other. Proud of you!

Mia De Vries said...

Dear Nikki
This is so true! It is usually much harder to to fight, but nearly impossible to pray for our enemies like our Lord Jesus asked us to do!
Blessings XX
Mia

Sharon said...

Yes, such good words.

It is VERY hard to keep quiet when we see things that are unfair or wrong. It takes courage sometimes to keep silent. Sometimes the wisest course of action is to do nothing and wait for the Lord to take care of things.

NOT. EASY.

GOD BLESS!

Annesphamily said...

I think most of us have this difficulty. I always enjoy visiting you and listening to all the wisdom you are accumulating. Your life has been difficult and yet you are making the very best of it all. I admire you very much and appreciate knowing you. Have a beautiful week.

Ashley Barnes said...

So true girl! The Lord is helping me with my mouth. People always seem to say whatever the want with me when they feel like it, then when I snap back its a surprise!
But the Lord told me, "do not argue with an angry person, it makes them more angry. Kind words...What can they say back when you are love?"

Like when the Lord got hit for us, He didn't say, "you better not hit me!" but He knew the glorify that would be revealed to Him because of His works.

Bless you sister on this post, hugs ♥

Terri Tiffany said...

I have had to learn that too. I always spoke up when I felt something was wrong and I've found that isn't always the best way,It goes against me but I have seen it work by waiting it out and being kind and eventually the truth comes out.