Following up on part 1 of this post, I think that letting go is in three forms. 1) I have cut you off 2) Do that nonsense one more time and I’ll cut you off and 3) God, clearly this person has a problem, hence the recurring habit. How can I help them?
Who said Christian living is easy? I currently strongly dislike this phase, praying for people who bore me. Why? Why do I have to deal with you when I can cut you off and forget about you? Hai?!
When people say that the bible and God don’t make sense, I am 100% with them. That’s what makes it so genius. Check the prerequisite of every great inventor. Crazy was a word used to summarize them all but look at where we are because of them. Bottled water… the hell? Are you crazy?
So please hear me out on this one.
I won’t use my life as an example, I have failed miserably in this area, BUT! For every time you have wronged God, how many times has He cut you off? How many times have you given Him empty praises but run back to Him when things are thick, and though it hurt and took time, through the breaking of your hardened heart, you saw His mercy and grace, and even perhaps an answered prayer?
Like, if you are in it for real, He comes through, always, but you better have learnt those difficult lessons.
Back to us humans- this calls for the Spirit. You can’t do this alone, it is beyond human nature to be nice to people who treat us like garbage. There are few exceptions but even they have transcended, through working on their inner man, pettiness. But what I have seen work in people’s lives (this is how much I have NOT been implementing this) who pray for those who wrong them is that they come back to me and tell me that 1) Their attitude toward the person has changed and eventually, 2) something in the person that they are praying for has changed. I am yet to see the results, but within me I have peace and grace toward a person that even when they blunder, though I’ll get angry by default, with time I’ll shrug it off and pray.
That’s all I have.