Thanks for the fit bit. I needed to hear this, as I am dealing with a person who seems to be against me. The Word says greater is He that is in you than He that in in the world. Does this mean the person who is giving me grief is the world object? And how do I know the Lord would even want to help me. Who am I that I am worthy to have help from the Lord?
My Dear Friend,
You are a beautiful child of God that is who you are. You are worthy because of what Jesus did for you on the cross. None of us are worthy by our own accord. We all have horrible, sinful thoughts, words and deeds. Yet, in spite of our iniquities He loves us. He loves you, you are His precious child and that is why you are worthy. His love for you is unfailing and surrounds you 24/7. He wants you to rely on Him and get your strength from Him. He wants to help you 24/7. You can and should call on Him continually.
Many people give us grief. Sometimes they have valid arguments and sometimes not. Look at the reasons the person is giving you grief. Be honest with yourself and ask God to help you change if it is appropriate. Look at the items in question and evaluate if your behaviors are lining up with the word of God. If they are then rest in the fact you are trying your best to be faithful to the one who matters most; GOD. If the person who seems to be against you is spewing hate and anger toward you, smile, tell them you simply disagree with them and you are at peace with God regarding the issues at hand. Forgive that person for being nasty and pray for them. You can forgive a person and pray for them without keeping them in your inner circle of friends. If a person is causing you harm distance yourself from them and do not let them to continue to harm you. You are a beautiful child of God. Trust God,
1. Love God= Read scripture, pray and trust in His love for you
(Matthew 6:33 "Seek ye first the kingdom of God'..."
2. Love yourself= Treat yourself as a precious child of God, take care of your physical body, mind and soul.
(1 Cor. 6:19 "Your body a the temple...)
3. Love others= Love others as Christ loves you.
(Love, Accept, Forgive, Forget). Yet if they don't accept you brush it off and move on in love..
(1 John 4:7 “Beloved, let us love one another for love is of God…”)
1 John 3;2 "Now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him as He is."
I hope this helps.
Be fit and be blessed,