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focus on Jesus

Galatians 1:10  For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.

→  You are going to be accused
→  You are going to be misunderstood
→  You are going to be shamed
→  You are going to be underestimated
→  You are going to be bullied and made fun of
→  You are going to be labeled
→  People are people and they are sinful creatures

We have to remember It is not about me! It is not about them! We have absolutely no control over what they think of us or what they say about us. We will never find the peace and liberty in Christ if we allow what -people- think and say to control us.

You will be rejected—It is unavoidable—Focus on Jesus.
You will be labeled—It is unavoidable—Focus on Jesus.
You will be lied about—It is unavoidable—Focus on Jesus.

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i loveWhen reading the list I am thinking, OK, this must be a joke!  Right?  …And why did they just name Republicans and not Democrats? Usually easy for most of us to say because we know that is what we are suppose to say. Moderately easy to believe but so very difficult to actually practice…Without Him! We do not even have the ability to love to this degree on our own. We can not create it on our own.

Only His undiscriminating love that causes the sun to rise on the good and the evil is the only One that can produce this kind of love. All He has asked of us is to release our hearts to Him. We are still caught up in our eye for an eye thought that totally releasing our heart to the love that Jesus wants us to have for others is a so foreign to most.

He wants us to love like HE loves. Christ loved me first – end of story!  (I have a lot of work to do on this subject!)

Matt. 5:43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.44 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;45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.