You know, I don't get people. I don't think I ever will understand why others attack others when they don't even know them. I can't say I have never done this because I am probably most guilty of it and I never knew why I did it either. I do have good news though, during christmas break this last year I realized how much I didn't care about some peoples feelings or heart. That quickly changed when God smacked me in the face, and put me in a spot where I was thinking about others rather then myself. I thought, you know if I'm going through this pain I wonder how "she" feels. I started to put myself in other peoples shoes when I honestly didn't even know them or care to know them. I began to respect them and pray for them because that's what really works miracles. It was probably the hardest thing for me to do, praying for someone that I knew didn't like me, but I did it anyway. I'm not saying this to put myself up higher than anyone because like I said before, I am most guilty of judging or disliking people for no reason. It's just interesting how much God can really change a persons heart for someone they "hated" for no good reason. LOVE is powerful and that's exactly what God gives. I never thought I could change that aspect of judging about me. I almost found happiness in "judging or hating" others. Maybe that's why I get judged so harshly because I was so harsh to others. Only through the grace of God have I really changed the way my mind thinks. I hope that I can keep this attitude and be kind to everyone because that person you hold a grudge against probably has no clue or could care less, and you're the one wasting your energy and time hating them. Alright, that's just a little something that's been on my mind. I hope everyone can someday realize how truly powerful God is, He can change anyones heart <3
GOD IS LOVE!
"Beloved, let us LOVE one another, for LOVE is from God; and everyone who LOVES is born of God and knows God. The one that does not LOVE does not know God, for God is LOVE. By this the LOVE of God was manifested in us, that God sent His only begotten Son into the world so that we might be able to LIVE THROUGH HIM. In this is LOVE, not that we LOVED God but that He LOVED us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so LOVED us, we also ought to LOVE one another. No one has seen God at anytime; if we LOVE one another, God abides in us, and His LOVE is perfected in us." 1 John 4:7-13
Real LOVE is like God, holy, just, and perfect. If we truly know God, we will love as he does.