But God wants us at a place where we are above the situations that surround us. He wants us at a place that when life is unfair to us, we can be okay with it….we rise above it. He wants us to see the bigger picture – which is, in essence, that situation doesn’t control us or His purpose for us. First, He wants us to react with Christ-likeness and second, He’s still gonna get done what He needs to whether we react properly or not. But when we do react properly, we receive a benefit. We become stronger and more able to handle the next challenge (and there will be another challenge right around the corner). We make those irritating situations matter by giving them space in our mind…over and over….year after year. It consumes us until it becomes bigger than God. Yep, bigger than God himself (in our minds) because we’ve rationalized that God can’t (or won’t) help us. The problem has pushed God out of the picture.
God wants us to be able to drop off the things that we consider unfair – times when we were done wrong. He already knows it was unfair, but you are blessed and grow in Christ-likeness when you “let it go”. Just put it away – don’t keep reliving it. The Bible never teaches that life should be fair. Consider this: Was it fair that Jesus was persecuted, treated wrong and nailed to a cross?