Do you know that there are those that plan to do bad things? They plot their schemes.They devise meanness in their minds, what they will say and what they will do to make someone else feel bad.
It is hard to think about but we all know that it happens.
I know I, myself, have wasted time thinking about how to get back at someone, or what I was going to say to win arguments.
I wish that it was easier to not let mean people get under my skin.
But God's word tells me that I do not need to worry about such people.
Though they intended evil against You And devised a plot, They will not succeed. (Psalms 21:11 NASB)
I would rather not waste time planning bad thoughts or my response to bad people. I would rather think on good things. And again the scriptures give us guidance.
Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. (Philippians 4:8 NASB)
I have been hearing many stories of people paying for meals for people in line behind them. I love hearing about these acts of kindness. I want to be a kinder person. I want to plan good things and think about lovely things. Life is too short to do otherwise.