|One of the best ways to prove to God that you trust Him with your life is by loving your enemies. If you don’t love offensive people or your enemies, you’re saying God doesn’t really have control over your life. Let me encourage you to test and see that loving offensive people is better for you in the end. Rather than obsessing over your comebacks, you become more friendly and relaxed.
According to Jesus, we should turn the other cheek and this does not mean pretending that the offense does not matter. Rather than resenting or fighting a person, He said to try to go the extra mile. We are called to be salt and light, and agents of change! It’s not just about securing our rights or getting what we deserve, but being like the Lord. Instead of making issues all about you, see if there’s someone who can be touched by the Gospel. A simple act of forgiveness, love, and mercy can change someone’s life forever.
Friend, Abraham Lincoln famously said, “I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.” There’s a lot of wisdom in that and it makes it possible for you to become an agent of peace. You can build and accomplish so much more as you become more like Christ. Being like Jesus means loving people, even when they offend you, your family, your religion, or your country. Learn to love people by letting go of the past. This will make you happier, and you’ll be doing what God has called you to do — to be salt and light in the world.