Tag Archive Shutting people out

ByKaren

What’s Love Got To Do With It?

Every time I go to a particular store, there is always this one woman whom I desperately try to avoid.  She never has anything good to say and everything is so depressing.  It is Eeyore in the flesh!

I really do feel bad about ignoring her and not wanting to go thru her line.  I do understand that life has not been kind to her.

There are so many people in today’s society, that are like this.  Raw.  Hurt. Their share of fairness went to someone else.  These are the ones who need to be shown love the most.  Those who have been so hurt that the walls are built so high and tight around their hearts, that no one is allowed in, under any circumstance!  I know. I’ve been there.

She doesn’t need me to shun her.  She needs to see the love of Jesus in me.  To know that she matters to the Kingdom.  Sometimes it takes love and understanding from someone else, before others can start to see that there is love in others and a reason to be.

The New Testament states over and over again, to love one another and to treat others as you would treat yourself.

We will always have that one person, or 2 or 6, that is going to be difficult to show love to. Just keep in mind that you have never walked a mile in their shoes and you don’t know for sure why they are the way they are.  Ask God to teach you how to love them.