12 April 2018
How can we say we love God who we can’t see…when we don’t demonstrate love to people we can see?
That eternal question pricks our hearts every single time we hear it. This is one of the greatest challenges when the sour taste in our mouth has been caused by another person. Dealing with betrayal, a lie told about us, or any other type of hurt caused by another human being or even our own biological family is an area where we often encounter. Of course, we want to show God how much we love Him, but loving human beings who hurt us can be very difficult.They say that hurting people hurt people. I know for a fact that this is truth to the tenth power. How do I display love, yet express my hurt and disappointment at the same time? Should I take it to the specialist? Psychologist? Or psychiatrist.
Before we deal with anyone else about their junk, we have to do business with God about ours. It stings when we have to face our own shortcomings especially when we are eager to find a place to throw the blame. Every time we try to solve an interpersonal problem by pointing fingers we have to be mindful of the three fingers pointing back to us. We are the common denominator in all of our relationships. We may feel like the issue we’re facing had nothing to do with us and everything to do with them. That might be true, but our response is 100% up to us. We can choose to respond after we have done business with God or we can fly off the handle. We can choose to pray for our enemies in spite of the way they treat us or risk cursing ourself by cursing them. The choice is up to us.