THERE IS LOVE IN YOUR FAMILY
There is no way to get around being hated.
Bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. Luke 6:28
Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power. Eph 3:7
After staying up until 2am today, I came to the realization that there is nothing that you can do to get around people hating you. No amount of perfection, no amount of sweet talking, no amount of agreement, no amount of back peddling… there will always be someone who is unhappy, with you and may even hate you.
Honestly, this is new ground for me. I have lived my life to please others, and have been very successful at not rocking the boat. However today, after a difficult day of hand to hand combat with the enemy, I realized that no matter what I do, someone will be disappointed… so I had just better STAND.
This new territory, this “preaching of the Gospel”, is more than me just telling you what the Bible says. It is me exposing myself to you. Every word you read, ever action you hear of in these Daily HOT Topic’s, is not mean to puff someone up with hot air. THIS IS ME, and His work in ME. When a person goes through the exposition process, they must either be #1 really really really strong, or #2 really really really stupid. I used to think I was really strong…
It was stupid of me however, to think that I could be above being hated. That I could somehow avoid people being upset with me, abandoning me, disliking my topics, or even undoing my friendship. This is where I am getting stronger, pray for me that I would become even stronger still.
My encouragement to you today, is to take my revelation for yourself. To understand that if you have a WORD to give, GIVE IT. Let the Power of God be at work within you. Friends, family, loved ones will come and go, and you will mourn for them. I have mourned for every broken marriage, every death, and every friend who has turned away from Christ. Yes, you will mourn for those who hate you when you have tried to help them. Bless them anyway, pray for them, encourage them, and delight yourself in the Lord.
No, there is no way to get around others hating you, or being upset with you for preaching the Gospel uncompromisingly, but if you are blessed enough to have children who adore you… I FINALLY UNDERSTAND THIS SCRIPTURE,
“Sons are a heritage from the LORD, children a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are sons born in one’s youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their enemies in the gate.” Psalm 127:3-5
Oh, how our children LOVE US. Oh, how we can be hated all day long in the world to come home to children who adore us and WANT to spend time with us! Oh the VALUE of the children!!
A prayer for today,
Father God, make me as a child, desiring Your approval. THANK YOU for my children, who daily awake to come and sing my praises. I repent for taking this relationship for granted. Having put priority on my relationships with others, and sometimes shunning away my own children who come to me, to show me their trinkets and treasures, they draw for us, they serve us, and they LOVE us, the REAL love. Forgive me Father, for forgetting that here, at home, I have a built in force of believers who believe in me when I have forgotten to believe in You and Your power within myself. YOU are a mighty God, and I have so much love for You as Your child. I pray that if there is anyone Lord, who may dislike me, or hate me, or be hurt by me, I pray that you would bless them abundantly! That they would feel Your love from the top of their head to the bottom of their feet, as I have by these wonderful children. Thank You LORD in your Son Jesus’ name, AMEN.
May God Bless you today as you take comfort that the Lord Loves you and that His power in you will make you strong
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