If you read my last post, My Prayer, then you will understand the importance of the following quote…
“The way we love difficult people lets everybody know the baby in the manger isn’t just a decoration in our lives.”
If you are struggling with what I shared in my previous post, I hope you find Goff’s statement to be a stepping stone. I pray it helps motivate you to try to love those who are difficult to love, and to forgive those who have broken your heart (or a loved one’s heart). I don’t know about you, but I often find myself dwelling on how ‘I’ can fix things or protect the ones I love from hurting. It’s draining, and the worst of it all — it doesn’t change a thing.
Friends, if you’re a believer, join me in fighting this tiring battle – not with gossip or hurtful and harmful thoughts and prayers, (Yes, I confess I have caught myself asking God to zap someone, because…you know, they deserve it) but by seeking wisdom through His Word and being obedient — even when it doesn’t make sense.
Love God. Love others.
“Do not merely listen to the word. and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.” ~ James 1:22