“If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who you hate” –Nikka, age 6
I found this quote on Pinterest. There were many more responses from this “survey” but this one hit me between the eyes! What insight from such a young child! Many adults ten times her age have yet to figure that one out. It made me think of the scripture that says, “But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;” Matthew 5:44 KJV
This would be a great goal for life, not just a day! I think Nikka knows exactly what she is talking about. What is the saying? ” Out of the mouths of babes comes great wisdom”? That is this quote in action!! No wonder Jesus said in order for us to receive anything from Him we would have to become as little children. If you notice, children will get mad for a moment. They want to take “their toys and go home”, but it isn’t long until they are best friends, again.
When I was a little girl, I had a cousin that I adored! As much as I adored her she could aggravate me, too! I am sure she could say the same of me!! When my mother would tell me we were going to her house or she was coming to mine I would get so excited. We could play for hours and hours, but at some point one would get “put out” with the other one. We would always run and tell what the other had done that seemed so horrible at the time! Our mothers would always say, “Well, just ignore it.” That never satisfied us so we would always threaten to take our toys and not ever come back! It wouldn’t be ten minutes until we would look at each other and act as though nothing had ever happened and play again. When it would come time to leave we would beg and cry to be allowed to spend the night with one another. We were the best of friends again. Our mothers would say, “I thought you two were tired of each other.” Our response was always the same…”Oh, that was a long time ago!” It may have only been 30 minutes! As adults we should be the same way. As soon as something happens that isn’t to our “liking” instead of letting it “get under our skin” we should be quick to forgive and let it go. Love always opens the door to blessing and anger always stops it up! When we sense our anointing and peace isn’t flowing as it has been, we should be quick to do a check of our love walk! That is almost one hundred per cent of the time where the flow gets stopped up. It is so easy for offense and hurt to creep in. The devil loves it! It gets us out of unity which creates a wide open door for him to create havoc!
Notice the Bible calls satan a thief. John 10:10 says, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy.” A burglar doesn’t come to your house, knocks on your door and then ask if it is okay to rob you! He finds a place in your home that is not secured well and is easy to get into and creeps in! He comes usually when you are asleep or gone. He comes at a time that you are not mindful of your home and possessions. He comes silently to steal away your valuables and then when you awaken or come home you realize the loss you have fallen victim to. That is how satan does with offense and bitterness! He often comes in when we aren’t even aware of what he is doing and gets us upset about something. Before long we begin to notice we aren’t as peaceful as we once were. We aren’t flowing in the gifts as we once were. That is when you have to do a “check up from the neck up”! It is time to forgive and upset the devil instead of him upsetting you! Do something good for that person(s)! Sow a blessing and you will reap a blessing! You will feel better and your peace and anointing will return in the process! Don’t worry about their response…God will hold them responsible for their reaction, just as we will be held responsible for ours! You sowed kindness and God will repay you for it!
May God’s richest blessings be yours, dear reader! I will see you soon!