I had this thought yesterday, and it’s totally something I’ve been working on lately.
You show how much you “love your enemies” by how much you pray for and ask God to bless them.
“But I say unto you, LOVE your enemies, BLESS them that curse you, DO GOOD to them that hate you, and PRAY for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;” Matthew 5:44Life is hard.
People get under our skin, talk about us behind our backs and put on a sweet smile in front of our faces and act like nothing is wrong. They hate on you and wish evil for you and your family. They use you over and over and over again. They make fun of you, bash you…
There is power in prayer.
Especially when it’s for someone who has wronged you in practically every way possible. I’ve felt used and abused. I’ve felt the knives people stabbed in my back. I’ve heard about what people have said about me. Truth is, I don’t place my worth on people’s words anymore. I know who I am and I am confident in Who’s I am.
There is power in forgiveness.
I’m not saying they’re right. But when you begin to forgive and ask God to bless that person’s life, there is seriously a freedom like no other. Being Christlike isn’t about “I’m in the right and they’re in the wrong.” While that may be true, God Himself came down to make a way for even the worst of sinners. He made a way of redemption and salvation.
If we are truly Christlike (like most of us proclaim to be), then we must get over our pride and our hurt and pray for our enemies. “Love your enemies…” ♥