Becoming a Better You: Take the High Road

This was extracted from pastor Joel Osteen:

In life, we’re always going to have critics. We’ll always have difficult people who try to upset us and steal our peace and joy. But, you don’t have to respond to every critic. You can decide to take the high road and let God fight your battles for you.


Sometimes, no matter what you say or do, there are people who aren’t going to accept you. They just don’t want to be at peace with you. In fact, when Jesus sent out His disciples to certain homes, He told them to always speak peace over those homes. And then He said in effect, “If they don’t receive the peace that you’re offering, then it will come back to you.” That tells me that if you will do your best to be at peace with people, even if they won’t take your peace, the good news is that peace will just come back to you. You’ll not only get your peace, but you’ll get their share as well!

That’s double for your trouble! When you do the right thing no matter what is happening, God sees it and rewards it. Today, stay in peace, cease from strife, and take the high road. Sow good seeds into others and watch the harvest of blessing come to your own life in return.


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11 thoughts on “Becoming a Better You: Take the High Road

  1. Good quote.
    I just try to be at peace myself. Then the attitudes of others aren’t as important, and when they see someone at peace, it often calms them too.
    Don’t subscribe to teh god part of it though…

    • Do you know Deepak Chopra? He’s a monk. That’s what he said. He used to listen to the negative comments that people make about him and it would affect him greatly, then he started ignoring them because he was at piece with himself, so those comments didn’t matter anymore.

      It’s true though that when you’re at piece, your peace (your energy) calms others. 🙂

      What’s your view on “God”? Are you a believer in “God” or some supreme spiritual being?

    • Oh, and the part about “God” rewarding and fighting your battles. That could be read as karma too (if you believe in that :))

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