I chatted with a little buddy of mine today. He is 10 yrs old and was having a bad day because of a teacher. I gave him what I think is some of the best advise you could ever get. I told him to Kill her will kindness. Be extra nice. The meaner she gets the nicer you have to be. Jesus says it will be like pouring coals over their head. Which I translate to mean it will blow their mind. You can't get in trouble for being extra nice and it is what Jesus himself says to do, so you know it is the right thing.
We are told to bless those who curse you. So that one person in your life that you most can't tolerate to be around is due a blessing. You just have to try it yourself to see how they all get this confused look on their face, they wonder why were you just nice to me? I just cussed you out and you blessed me??? It will change them sometimes which is even more fun to see. Other times they will keep their sour attitude, but you did not give them what they really wanted which was to make you mad too. Misery loves company.
JESUS went as far as to tell us to love our enemies. Those who would destroy us need our love to turn their hate into love. Love is more powerful than a sword. It cuts straight to the heart. This one is a little harder than just blessing and being nice to mean people. It takes a Holy Spirit move in your life to love those who despise you and persecute you. You can't pretend to love someone, it will show. You really must want what is best for the very person who wants to hurt you.
I prayed and asked GOD for help because I did not like hating anyone and someone was so hateful to me that they just brought out the worst in me. I asked Him to make me love her....and He did. Love truly does conquer all. It will turn your worst enemy into your best friend if you let it.
So remember the next time someone deserves punishment for their rudeness or their bad attitude. Be kind, show them mercy, Forgive others as you have been forgiven. Let it go and give them what they don't deserve. Show them JESUS. If he makes your heart his home then their is no room left for anger and bitterness.
Love for Enemies
27"But I tell you who hear me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. 29If someone strikes you on one cheek, turn to him the other also. If someone takes your cloak, do not stop him from taking your tunic. 30Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back. 31Do to others as you would have them do to you.
32"If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even 'sinners' love those who love them. 33And if you do good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you? Even 'sinners' do that. 34And if you lend to those from whom you expect repayment, what credit is that to you? Even 'sinners' lend to 'sinners,' expecting to be repaid in full. 35But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. 36Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.