Shine Unhindered

Matthew 5:43-48 (TPT) …do something wonderful for the one who hates you…

Beloved, refuse to let someone else’s actions mandate the person you are. You are My child, a reflection of Me. You operate in humility, love, truth, mercy, and integrity. None of those things are conditional on someone else’s actions. Refuse to reflect someone else’s poor behavior.

Refuse to indulge a fleshly desire to “be right” or “show them”. Reflect love in the face of hate, and humility in the face of pride, honor in the face of perversion and integrity in the face of deceit. Refuse to let anything steal your witness. Allow Me to shine through you unhindered.

Matthew 5:43-48 (TPT) “Your ancestors have also been taught ‘Love your neighbors and hate the one who hates you.’ However, I say to you, love your enemy, bless the one who curses you, do something wonderful for the one who hates you, and respond to the very ones who persecute you by praying for them. For that will reveal your identity as children of your heavenly Father. He is kind to all by bringing the sunrise to warm and rainfall to refresh whether a person does what is good or evil. What reward do you deserve if you only love the loveable? Don’t even the tax collectors do that? How are you any different from others if you limit your kindness only to your friends? Don’t even the ungodly do that? Since you are children of a perfect Father in heaven, you are to be perfect like him.”

2 Replies to “Shine Unhindered”

  1. Good word. I was once having a difficult time dealing with a Person who I could not trust. I felt angry towards them and unsafe. I didn’t know how to deal with it. Knowing their motives may be evil toward me. I felt The Lord say that I was to love them. That it didn’t matter what they had done or might do whether wrong or right should not change ” my ” behaviour or character towards them. I need to be true to ” my ” identity. I am love as Christ is love. Nothing should alter that. I need to be consistent in who I am. So whether a person is good or bad to me. Love is always what should come out of me. It is who I am. That really helped me to let go. But still desperately need Christ to work this love in me.

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