you know some people will hate you for a ridiculous reason, or just because they've heard something bad about you from others, or even they will hate you for no-reason; don't be surprised! I know what it's like to be hated, but you and I have no reason to fight back. To hate is to lose and to love is to win. God says: "Don't repay evil for evil. Don't retaliate with insults when people insult you. instead, pay them back with a blessing. This is what God has called you to do and He will bless you for it." (1 Peter 3:9). See it as an opportunity to prove that God is more important than anything anyone could throw at you. You might failed to love your enemies like I did before, but God wants us to have a selfless love as it's written: "Freely you have receive, freely give" (Matthew 10:8) and today choose to trust your life and your love to the God who never disappoints.
April 15, 2011
love by it's nature isn't picky. it doesn't just offer itself to the lovable, but it must be offered to the unlovable as well. If you only love those who love you, then what good is love to a world that is dying? Jesus asks, "If you love those who love you, do you deserve a reward? Even the tax collector do that! Are you doing anything remarkable if you welcome only your friends? Everyone does that!" (Matthew 5:46-47). Love must include even your enemies. Jesus makes it clear when He says, "But I tell you this: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you" (Matthew 5:44).
Posted by Chella Augusta at 5:02 PM