“Bless’em, bless’em, bless’em!” That was my response when discussing an enemy with a friend of mine a few years back. It elicited a chuckled.
If you have people troubles, I want you to give a great deal of thought to what I’m going to tell you. You might be amazed at the results.
Over the years, I have come to realize just how much God really does pay attention to detail. Sometimes we may feel that something went unnoticed, but I assure you it did not. Scripture tells us that it doesn’t go unnoticed.
Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
Remember, if God permits something in our lives it’s for a reason.
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
Hold on to those two thoughts and be patient. Let God work. You may not always see what He is doing, but often you will. Consider what the following verses say do.
But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you, Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.
If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink: For thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head, and the LORD shall reward thee.
There have been times when someone was not very nice to me, but I decided to respond to the act with pure kindness and gentleness. Later, they returned with an apology. God was able to work on them because I did not get in the way. A negative response from me would have enabled them to focus on my reaction instead of what they had said or done.
And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever.
Ye shall not need to fight in this battle: set yourselves, stand ye still, and see the salvation of the LORD with you, O Judah and Jerusalem: fear not, nor be dismayed; to morrow go out against them: for the LORD will be with you.
2 Chronicles 20:17
Believe it or not, sometimes the best thing we can do is stand still, and let God take care of it.
Today’s challenge is to really let it sink in that sometimes the best thing we can do is to let God handle it. I encourage you today to remember that God saw what they did. Then go forth to love, do good, bless, and pray for your enemies. Then, watch for God to fight your battles. When He does, you’ll be amazed.
On another note, we need to bless our enemies – love them, do good to them, and pray for them. When you ask God to bless someone, it changes your heart and attitude. It’s hard to pray for them and be mad at them too!