Romans 12:21, Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
In our world today, we have a lot of haters. Yes, we do! A person is disliked because of their eye color, skin complexion, ethnicity, big lips, small lips, big eyes, little eyes, their teeth, their walk or talk. Boy the list can go on for pages.
These people are envious. Where there is envy and strife there is every evil work. The devil is in the center of the ring just having a blast causing chaos.
When we are nice to the hater and pray for the hater, things will begin to change. First they will be confused. They are thinking to themselves, have they gone crazy? I just cursed them out and they are being nice! Now let’s be real, we really wanted to turn around at that moment and give them a piece of our mind. But we remembered the word of the Lord and asked the question what would Jesus do? 🙂
If you are having a difficult time with someone treating you wrong, be nice. Pray for them and watch God work on your behalf. Watch God change them before your eyes. You just may make a new friend.
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Re-post – Originally posted in August of 2012