Welcome to purposeful living today. It is an amazing week for you. Never forget that you are BLESSED!

"A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another." (John 13:34-35).

 If there is one feeling that we can't all run from or that is inevitable as humans is the feeling of "being Hurt ". You can't stop people from hurting you just like you can't stop a bird from flying over your head, but you can stop the feelings of hurt from controlling your negative attitude towards people. We can choose to hate people that hurt us and we can also choose to love people that hurt us.

I discovered that:
hatred + hatred= Enmity, Violence and War...
Love + hatred= Peace, Unity and Progress...
Now, when you hate those who hurt  you, there is no way you can live in peace with them. Why do we have wars and killings today? It is because some people think that the best way to win people and make them submit to you is by hurting them because they hurt you. This "do me I do you" spirit is not from God it is from the devil. The Bible 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).

Don't allow a past hurt to put your future to a Halt.

When people hurt us and we choose to hurt them back, we are making matters worse and giving the devil the authority to take charge of our relationships.  When the devil takes charge you know the result is never pleasant! You will contact his unforgiving spirit that will hinder the blessings of God on your life and will also hinder God from expressing Himself through you to your world. When the devil takes charge there will be enmity, quarrel and constant fight in your relationship with people. You will not be happy, you can be depressed and  even loose your peace. It will also affect your health negatively.

A man married a woman who began to commit adultery, she was no different from a prostitute. He wanted to beat and throw her out of his house, but he could not. Instead he found himself praying and  loving her more despite the atrocities she was committing. After a  period of time God touched her heart and she returned to her husband with a repentant heart. She asked for her husband's forgiveness. She became a very submissive and faithful  wife to her husband. They both have a great home that is heaven on earth.  This was not an easy decision for the man to love His wife unconditionally despite her heart was turned against him. He was hurt, but he did not pay evil for evil but he paid love for evil and love always win. He had peace, unity and progress in his family because he chose the path of love.

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Let's look at the other side of the story, if the man had paid evil for evil, he would have lost his wife and family. He will not have joy, peace and progress like when he  decide to choose  love. There will be resentment, he will constantly fight with his wife, disgrace and abuse her publicly. His family will have a bad reputation in the society.
Dear friend, it takes humility to love people despite the hurt they have done to you. Many have lost purposeful and destiny relationships, lost jobs, lost their family, lost business contract... because they chose not to walk in unconditional love not minding the wrong attitude that the other person portrays.

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Love does not insist on its own right, when you choose to love you loose the right you have as a person to act in a certain way to show you have authority. This was what Jesus Christ showed us when He was beaten, cursed, spat on, disgraced, mocked and nailed on the cross by the soldiers. He had the right to call His angels in their million to destroy the soldiers and those involved in His death, but He did not. He lost His right because He chose Love, all because of you and l .

Which do you choose today?
To love or to live in hatred.
Dear Friend, we should choose the path of love, this is the only way to WIN and positively impact the lives of people.

Love is the secret of submission, if you want people to submit to  you, love them. You may be called a fool for walking in love, but God sees you as the wisest man on earth by obeying His command ( John 13:34).
You must remember that it is what you sow that you will reap. If you sow love in the life of people you will reap peace, unity and progress but if you sow hatred you will reap enmity, violence and war...
We need love to build a healthy relationships that in turn will build a healthy society. Love is sacrificial but the reward is worth the sacrifice. I choose LOVE!

The grace to love people that hurt you is not a function of your strength. You can only give what you have, if you don't have the unconditional love of God you can't give it. God through the power of the Holy Spirit sends His love to those who surrender their lives to Him( Romans 5:5) .

You can receive God's love right now inviting the lord Jesus into your life.
You can invite the Lord Jesus into your life now by saying this prayer:
Lord Jesus Christ  I acknowledge that I am a sinner,  I believe in your death and resurrection.  I ask you forgive me my sins,  I reject the devil and all his works and l welcome the Holy Spirit into my life.  I declare today I am born again and I am a child of God in Jesus name .Amen .
If you just said that prayer I welcome you to God's family. Look for a Bible believing church where God's word is taught and fellowship there.
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