Watch your WORDS for they become ACTIONS
Watch your ACTIONS for they become HABITS
Watch your HABITS for they become CHARACTER
Watch your CHARACTER it becomes your DESTINY
You may choose to continue as you are or you may make a choice today to follow the path God has laid out in the Bible.
The merciful man ( or woman) does himself GOOD, But the cruel man ( or woman) does himself HARM.
She opens her mouth in WISDOM, And the teaching of KINDNESS is on her TONGUE.
So then, while we have opportunity, let us do good to ALL, and especially to those who are of the household of the FAITH.
1 Peter 3:8-9
To sum up, let ALL be harmonious, sympathetic, brotherly, kindhearted , and HUMBLE in SPIRIT;
Not returning evil for evil, or insult for insult, but giving BLESSING instead; for YOU were called for the very purpose that YOU might inherit a BLESSING.
Please take time to read the rest of the verses. There are many more. If you don't own a bible you can go online and get them there.
When we harden our heart to Gods plan we become cold hearted, unloving, unkind and unmerciful to others. Granted to those we think deserve our kindness may still receive it. God gave it to you even though you don't deserve it. We all need to be more like God. When we offend others we offend God more. We need to have an attitude of kindness to everyone not just the ones we think deserve it. I am thankful God doesn't work that way. He gives grace and mercy to all of us even though we don't deserve it. When we choose to be selective of our love and kindness to others we put our selves above God. Remember what happened to Satan when he took on these attitudes. The more our hearts are harden the more difficult it will be to be kind and forgiving to others. As believers we have the responsibility to love, be kind, show grace, show mercy and be humble to all people not just the ones we think have earned it. We actually have an even greater responsibility to show it to those we think don't deserve it. God does.... Do you put yourself higher than God?
Every hurt is followed by a choice. We can get bent out of shape or we can let our response be shaped by grace.
May God Bless You and help you on your journey to become more Christlike.