Why enemies aren't really enemies and why I will make this blog understandable.
I'm sure we have all encountered a horrible cheating person , a liar , someone who is angry or bullies you , someone who talks bad about you to skew others perception wrongly . Your thinking hmmm Amy these are bad people , sometimes the harsh black and white of life is grey ......
Let me explain while you stream some music . Ready ?
Remember my last blog on perception and how some people are a little handicap in seeing past there own selves to really hear you .
Let's break this down , most people who are tyrants are in pain , or they are projecting their own issues on you .
The miserable person in their personal life may be so insecure they tear you down maliciously . They hate your joy , your light , your selflessness .
Story time : believe me I have hundreds
I knew a guy who was so evil to me you wouldn't believe how evil if I told you .
I also knew it wasn't me . He was depressed , angry , alcoholic . For some reason he was or acted most hateful to me . I didn't know why .
The one thing we have to remember is we can't control or change anyone .
Back to this guy , I'll call him John .
John made my life hell every day . But I wanted to see the good in John , somewhere in life he was robbed , hurt and here he was .
Although I didn't need to be his friend or let him walk on me I never changed who I was in spite of his anger or rage .
One day he got himself into a very bad place , he was drunk and police came to take his kids . He was in a public place .
John hit rock bottom , I knew he loved his girls . I called him the next day offered my help . After that day there was a profound change in how he treated me
We became great friends and still friends for over 5 years . This didn't happen because I deserved a pat on the back or did anything great , I treated him like a person , with love and with out judgement . I learned the biggest blessing of all why God says to love our enemies . We began to love one another
What shoes do they walk in on there journey ? We don't know .
There will always be people who aren't what we thought , or loved us how we wanted them too , but don't become them in the process .
Look at your enemy as a child standing in front of you , the small child looks different now . Love your enemies .
Don't become one yourself . Let them talk , let them leave . It's not easy , but don't become what they expect you to be .
Don't lose your light . Because darkness has never become light with more darkness . Only light can dissipate darkness . And what a blessing some of these friendships have become .
Story 2- I had this guy 10 years ago call me horrific names every day . I had no idea why . He tore me apart , my looks my character everything I was .
One day he pulled me aside and began to cry . He apologized for what he had done wrong . Said he really loved me but didn't know how to act . I was dumb founded . Not only did I become friends with him but his entire family . I was even at his dad's funeral .
Am I saying to put up with abuse ? No
What I'm saying is life never is as it seems
Always believe in yourself be a safe place for others . Never lose your light .
Cling on to what is good , get rid of the rest .
- Agent Orange