I believe we will live out what is in our hearts. Jesus told us to be like little children in order to inherit the Kingdom of Heaven. “Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” (Matthew 19:14 NIV)
Small children, not yet tainted by the world, are pure. They love, naturally. As any person grows into the teenage years and into adulthood, we learn what is modeled to us. We start to make our own choices, and a lot of those choices are not good. We all meet new people throughout life, and some of those people hurt us. Whether emotionally, physically or whatever, we get hurt sometimes by someone in life. It’s sad, but in this fallen world, we as humans hurt each other. None of us is perfect in this world. Most of us just do our best to live a good life. Some people are full of evil, though.
You won’t meet everyone you like, and we all will have to forgive someone for someone at one point or another. Romans 12:9 says, Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good (NIV). So how do you sincerely love someone you don’t like? It is not the easiest thing to do, but with God, all things are possible! For myself, when I meet someone and find myself thinking some not so nice things on a consistent basis and feeling things like jealousy, hate, impatience and strife, I go to the Word of God and I begin to pray about it.
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