I can admit I’m not everyone’s cup of tea. I don’t talk educated and at times my grammar is awful. I make mistakes, I trip up, and I miss the mark sometimes. But I do speak the language of God’s kingdom, I seek it first, I strive to love like He loves me, and I am quick to repent and forgive. My heart is linked up to him and that’s enough for God to use the imperfect me. He said he takes the foolish things to confuse the wise.
The tongue is one of the hardest things to tame and is the most powerful body part we have. We have the ability to cause war or peace with this little instrument. The Bible tells us “If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone”(Romans 12:13). Well, what happens when they don’t want peace?
Titus 3:2 says that we are not to speak evil of no man but be gentle, and show kindness to all men. Even when someone speaks evil of you unjustly and even when it hurts you, we all are still required not to speak evil against another. But, what am I suppose to do when they keep speaking evil against me?
You are to keep in remembrance that we all at some time were and did foolish hurtful things but through it all, God never spoke evil of us. He instead with loving kindness drew us in love and showed us the error of our ways. Even now we do things not pleasing to our loving father but he still doesn’t speak evil of us. Instead, He has mercy for us and convicts our hearts to repent.
That is how we are to be with others. Loving one another with the same love we are loved with and having mercy as we are shown mercy for each other always praying for the needs of others as well as for ourselves.
Try taking the next 30 days and for everyone who speaks evil of you show them, love instead. Speak good and edifying things of them and see how your life changes for the good.