You’re familiar with the old saying, ‘Love your friend,’ and its unwritten companion, ‘Hate your enemy.’ I’m challenging that. I’m telling you to love your enemies. Let them bring out the best in you, not the worst.
Don’t allow the challenges caused by a flawed person or a mistake that happened, change who you are or your character towards the next person When someone gives you a hard time, respond with the energies of prayer, good vibes and positivity. For then you are working out of your true selves, your uniquely designed recreated selves.
This is what God does. He gives his best—the sun to warm and the rain to nourish—to everyone, regardless: the good and bad, the nice and nasty. If all you do is love the lovable, do you expect a bonus? Anybody can do that. If you simply say hello to those who greet you, do you expect a medal? Any run-of-the-mill person does that. You’re extraordinary, why not live out your true self.
In a word, what I’m saying is, Grow up. You’re kingdom subjects. You have people lined up waiting for you to stand up, because in your standing lies their footing and glimmer of hope, for a better tomorrow. Now live like it. Live out your God-created identity. Live generously and graciously toward others, the way God lives towards you.