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What Was That Again?

Have you ever misread the message on a tee shirt or bumper sticker? The fancy name for this is malapropism–when an incorrect word is used in a sentence that sounds like the correct word but means something completely different.

A couple of months back, tensions boiled over at my workplace. I will shamelessly put a link to my post about it here. 😊 Anyway, a few days after a rather contentious committee meeting, a message on a student’s tee shirt caught my eye.

“Your Enemy is Your Currency”

My immediate thought was, “Yes! This difficult time can drive me straight into God’s arms–if I let it.

The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.

Proverbs 18:10 (NIV)

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

James 4:7 (KJV)

After class was over, students came filing out of my classroom. I got a closer look at the tee shirt. It actually said, “Your Energy is Your Currency.” Oh well. No worries. I knew God sent me a heavenly text message.

All day long I’d been awfulizing about a storm of interpersonal conflict. The words, “I can’t win” were stuck on auto repeat in my mind. The Lord’s message was, “David, let go of the rope and spend some time with me. I never lose.”

Men may misjudge your aim.

Think they have cause to blame.

Say you are wrong; go your quiet way.

Christ is the judge, not they.

Fear not, be strong!

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By davidsdailydose

I'm just a regular guy who was
tempted to lose all hope but did not. It was God who made the difference.

25 replies on “What Was That Again?”

You have chosen the higher path, brother. The Apostle Paul encourages us to live in peace with everyone—as far as is up to us, but, sadly, some do not truly want this. Thankfully, God is the ultimate judge. Our times are in His hands. God Bless you today, and every day, as well!

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This is a heartening message for me brother David, thank you so much! In recent times I have felt misunderstood by some folk, but rather than getting drawn into an argument I chose to retreat and leave it in His hands. God bless you today brother 🙏

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Thank you, Betty. I’m naturally conflict averse, so it’s hard when folks don’t frame problems in a positive way. Thankfully, the atmosphere at work has improved. That you for sharing your thoughts. Enjoy your day!

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David, I hope your conflict has been resolved – at least in some way as to ease your inner turmoil. I like the advice Nancy gave you. Your situation and asking your friend to pray does remind me of one of my favorite Lincoln quotes that I may have mentioned before – “I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go.” Many times from my mom and grandmother I have heard – “Put it in God’s hands.” You are doing just that.

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