People are put in our lives for many reasons and sometimes we need to love them even if they are thorns in our side. Jesus says,” It is easy to love a person who loves you back, but much harder to love your enemy“. We are supposed to love those who hate us. That’s right love them back to Christ whether you get along, or not. People need people.
Love them back to Christ…don’t hate them! How can God‘s spirit possibly be a part of your being if you’re hating? Aren’t you suppose to be your brother‘s and/or sister’s keeper, and aren’t they suppose to be yours? Seriously when a person comes to you for your help what do you do? If and elderly person needs a young persons help how do you respond? You can either ignore them, lead them into a ditch, leave them alone, or lead them back to God’s pathways.
Nowadays people develop relationships with an attitude of what can you give me, or do for me? This is a very dangerous mindset, In my opinion, because you could be sacrificing the deepest love, or friendship you can ever imagine, If your basing all your friendships by what a person can bring to your table. It’s a sad affair, or mindset to be In, because everyone loses at the end.
What’s a world filled with greedy people who only value friendships for their material gain? No man/woman is meant to be an island standing alone, all on their own. That’s why from time to time some of us need to go back and be reminded how people use to treat each other like their own brother’s, or sister’s.
Some of us have lost our touch, focus, and faith in what God will do for us through these new friendships we make. May be some of us do need to go back to His original plan and purpose for our lives, instead of worrying about who will be our next benefactor in our new relationships. God is your primary provider and benefactor… We all should seek Him and stop chasing after your own values so that our love life’s will become spiritually richer, then everything else will be added to you!
May be we all should take a moment to exam our hearts each time we meet a new friend to find out why we really want to befriend them in the first place. What are your thoughts?
- Loving the unlovable (the “I Can’t stand Ya” people in our lives) (walkinstep.wordpress.com)
- A Cup of Friendship- Karen Rowe, Guest Barista (deweymoede.wordpress.com)
- The Actions God Hates. (six11.wordpress.com)
- Disaya Pencil Shaving Cuffs: Love It or Hate It? (fabsugar.com)
- Don’t be a Hater! (helpfortheheart.wordpress.com)