Why get even?

Let's continue in the theme from yesterday about how to handle words that come against you and people that attack you..
Matt 5:11,12 says "Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you."
It's hard to consider yourself blessed when people insult you. It seems there is something inside of us that loves revenge. We call it getting even. But really, God would rather keep you ahead rather than bring you down to the even level of those that say all kinds of false things about us. Don't get even today. Take the high road. Rejoice and be glad...something great is on its way to you!