Guest Post!

So guys, are you ready for another guest post? Today my brother is sharing one of his favorite Bible verses.

"Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirsts, give him drink; for in doing so thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good." (Romans 12:20-21 KJV)
All of us have those who we call "our enemies." They may be bullies or even people we just don't like for one reason or another. But what is most important is how we treat the "enemies" that we have in our lives. After all, we are only responsible for our own actions and not the actions of others. So, we can't let our anger get the best of us when our enemies mistreat us. Instead, we need to listen for the Holy Spirit inside of us and overcome our desires to want to let our anger take control.

Letting our anger get the best of us never accomplishes anything good. It just makes everything worse. Our enemy gets more angry and the relationships become more destroyed. We also aren't showing a good example to others.

This is why we can't let someone else's actions define us, ruin us, or overcome us. Instead this verse reminds me that I need to overcome the evils of my enemies by doing good to them. Then, we will heap coals of fire on their heads.

These verses also remind me that all of us are created in the image of God and equal. Whether it's our best friend or arch enemy we need to treat everyone how we would want to be treated whether they seem to deserve it or not. We need to love everyone no matter who they are.

We also need to forgive them. This one may seem a little harder, but just think. What if you wronged someone and later you were convicted about it and decided to apologize because you knew it was the right thing to do, but when you asked for forgiveness that person said they were not going to forgive you. That wouldn't make any of us happy.

So, we must forgive. God actually commands us to. And if I still don't want to forgive someone because I think what they did was too evil or heartbreaking, I can think that that is exactly what God did for us. We never deserved Christ's forgiveness but He still offered it to us so freely. Because Christ has forgiven us, we have the power to forgive. So the next time you don't feel like forgiving someone just remember it is what Christ so amazingly did for you.

Also we can remember that often times the one who might seem to so often hurt us, is actually the one most hurt himself.

So, never be afraid to stand out. Help your enemies and show the love of Christ to everyone. You could be being used as the beginning of an amazing healing process between you and your enemy and your enemy and Christ.

Shine His light to this lost and dying world, love those who hate you and never give up on them. Pray for them and treat them as you would want to be treated. Who knows, maybe you'll even see them in heaven some day because of your simple acts of love that can go far beyond the bounds you expected.

If God is living in us, we have everything we need to make a difference.

Hope you all enjoyed!!

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