Let It Go!

“The man said, ‘Who made you ruler and judge over us? Are you thinking of killing me as you killed the Egyptian?’ Then Moses was afraid and thought, ‘What I did I must have become known.’ When Pharaoh heard of this, he tried to kill Moses, but Moses fled from Pharaoh and went to live in Midian, where he sat down by a well.” - Exodus 2:14-15
 
 
When it comes to not losing our cool, sometimes the best thing to do is just let it go! We read about Moses’ run-in with his own anger and how he discovers that outbursts from anger are never the solution to the problem. When Moses tried to intervene in a conflict between two Hebrews, they thought he was a hypocrite because he had killed the Egyptian; and when Pharaoh found out about it, he sought to kill Moses.
 
Rather than retaliating against Pharaoh, verse 15 says that “Moses fled from Pharaoh and went to live in Midian, where he sat down by a well.” Rather than taking up arms against Pharaoh, rather than getting his crew together and knocking on Pharaoh’s door to handle his business, Moses let it go. He knew it was not worth it, and he separated himself from the person that could have triggered his anger.
 
He didn’t compound an already bad situation by staying in a negative place. The text says he removed himself and found an environment that was conducive to the person he wanted to be.  
 
Maybe you have been wronged. We all have been mistreated at some point. But not everything is worth retaliation. Sometimes the best thing you can do is just let it go!  
 
Let me encourage you. If you’re in the middle of a situation right now where you’re tempted to fight back in anger, I hope you follow the example Moses gives us in today’s key passage of Scripture—remove yourself from the toxic situation and the toxic people. Remember, the Lord will fight for you if you will only be still (Exodus 14:14). Let it go, be still at His feet, and let Him take care of you rather than trying to take care of the situation yourself.

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