Love elevates the spirit. Hatred and unforgiveness destroy the body and soul.
Jesus perfectly demonstrated for us how to love those who hate us. Despite knowing fully well the role, Judas Iscariot would play in His final hours. Jesus did not alienate Judas; instead, He prayed for him. When God reveals your enemy, you have the advantage, and they can no longer have power over you. You must forgive, love, and pray for them just as Jesus did.
But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you. Matthew 5:44.
Sounds easy, right? Not at all. I’m still learning to do this myself. Now and again, a thought from the past brings up feelings I thought were long buried. Oh, well once again, renew my stand in Christ by putting it under the blood, forgiving and letting go. No time to entertain condemnation or guilt, take your stand! Let the enemy know you mean business. Also, remember you are not all the crazy thoughts in your head.
Never wish them pain. That’s not who you are. If they caused you pain,
they must have pain inside. Wish them healing. That’s what they need.”
~ Najwa Zebian
Those who hate you have issues of their own. By hating you, they avoid working on themselves. It’s not personal, ignore them, and they will soon find the next victim. Refuse to become like them.
Don’t become a prisoner of your past. Leave the anger, hatred, and bitterness behind. Forgive, go in peace and enjoy your beautiful life.