Let’s face facts, everybody has haters, LOL. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not talking about random haters…
These days, and for quite a while now honestly, everyone seems to have haters or want to have haters. It actually gets sickening…
"Forget about the haters..."
"Don't care about the haters..."
"Hate me but you can never be me..."
"Haters gon' hate, potatoes gon' potate..."
"Hate me all you want..."
It gets tiring. But there are better ways to handle the “hate” situation:
- Not everyone would like you, doesn’t mean they hate you.
- People you think hate you might actually just be indifferent.
- Sometimes, just sometimes, it might be insecurity.
- PRAY. Yep. Pray.
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 KJV
That’s the response you should have as a Christian. You are love, that’s who Christ is and who He has made us become. Another interesting fact is, you might not even like everybody you come across but you love them regardless.Another interesting fact is, you might not even like everybody you come across but you love them regardless. Click To Tweet
Paul also said in Romans,
Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.Romans 12:14 KJV
If you were really ignoring or not caring about your haters, we wouldn’t have to hear about it on the internet. Putting it up all over social media that you don’t care about your haters or saying they can’t match up to your success, is definitely not the way to go about it, you might get a few likes and comments but that’s about it. Your followers won’t be in the room with you when you get a hateful comment or message. What do you do then?
Do you sob or text a follower? I guess not. So, what do you do then? Talk to God about it, this brings peace, I assure you. It’s not easy to completely ignore the naysayers but it’s possible to block them out and protect your peace of mind. It’s like having earphones on, you don’t get to hear what people say unless you actually want to. It doesn’t mean they aren’t saying anything but you’re not just listening.
Praying for your “haters” not only gives you peace, but it might just bring them healing too. Healing to realise that bitterness isn’t the way forward. In summary, we should try our best to focus on positivity. And remember, PEACE is a gift of the Spirit and you have Him inside of you. Selah!
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