#loving people Tumblr posts

  • I know how to counsel spiritually. My friend at work came to me and apologized for being snappy because she was hurting. I told her I understand and she didn’t have to apologize. People learn how to deal with pain the best they know how. I was actually listening to her and didn’t over talk her. I didn’t try to interject. She came back to me and listened to me so I was able to tell her about her calling and purpose, what God is doing in her and she was amazed and told me that she doesn’t need to eat real food anymore because she’s full spiritually just by my conversation with her. She was happy and we were joking around and being playful. I may look young on the outside because people don’t know just how much of Jesus I have in me.

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  • If Jesus was talking to a crowd of broken people and you were one, are you going to tell Jesus to shut up from preaching the Gospel because you’re hurting and want to feel your hurt because you think He’s lecturing you? Who’s the Lord? You or Him? What’s greater? Your pain or His? Whatever it is you’re going through will be never worse than what He went through. We cry just because we think someone’s thinking bad of us. We can barely handle any trial let alone real presecution. We need to listen to Jesus more than we do ourselves.

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  • A lot of the time when we choose to like people it’s not for them, it’s for ourselves and for what we can get from them and for how they make us feel. It’s not Christ-like to be that way even though we give ourselves permission to be selfish. You can’t be both loving and selfish. There’s no love in selfishness and no selfishness in love.

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  • I don’t get mad at people when they sin or sin against me personally because I understand it’s the devil influencing them. They’re not judged by me. It doesn’t hurt me one way or the other. I’m just thankful to be alive and in love with God.

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  • Not speaking to anyone in specific but to the general mindset since it’s everywhere about toxic people. My belief about that is I don’t believe people are toxic, I think we’re insecure as in don’t know our worth, so we trust people who we shouldn’t, then when they fail or disappoint us we judge them as toxic. And yet we can be just as toxic to someone else because we ourselves are not flawless. So to me it’s just an immature statement especially when we’re supposed to be loving the whole world as Jesus did. If you don’t get over your issues, you’ll never live out your potential.

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  • Love isn’t just cute, starry-eyed and butterflies. It can be intense, passionate, straightforward. Love is saving. It fights for us. It suffers long. Love will in a sense risk self beyond all logic. We have to understand love in all its forms, not just in the one we prefer.

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  • It’s good to not interpret your relationships through past pain. I don’t want to have beliefs coming from me that I didn’t see come from Jesus. I don’t want a love that doesn’t match His love. I’m not a part-time Christian; only when I feel like it. I’m fully surrendered. There’s no plan B.

    Everyone isn’t out to attack you and hurt you but sometimes the way we view ourselves makes us fragile and too sensitive so that we can’t hear people’s heart clear. We hear through the lense of our own fears, needs, insecurities.

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  • While it may be easier for people who believe in God to like or
    admire him, I think for many of us it is harder to love God than
    it is to love ourselves or others.  We do religious things in order
    to love ourselves or others, and think that thereby we love God.
    Sometimes that is true, sometimes it is not.

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  • In my mind God has to love me and it has to be true or Jesus would have never came. A boyfriend isn’t, “I believe your love Jesus because my boyfriend loves me so much.” You believe God’s love because of Jesus, not because of a boyfriend.

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  • One of the most uncomfortable things about going to church is that we don’t go to church to shine Jesus we go to need or change the opposite sex to fit what we desire, and if they don’t they’re judged as worth less in our eyes. It’s easier for people to blameshift in attempt to keep themselves from being accountable for their own life. Where sin abounded grace abounded much more but we would rather cut off grace abounding to hurt people for not doing what we want them to.

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  • It’s odd because men grow up thinking they’re entitled to women and women think they have to live answering what a man says he likes hoping they find someone gracious and kind enough to love them. Someone who won’t treat them like another body worthy of comparison and disappointment.

    I tell you Jesus has His eyes on daughters, not just on the fact that she was born a girl. If it’s just a girl then every girl is one of a million. When it’s on daughters she’s always one in a million. And then she’s not constantly looking for a reason as to why she’s worth loving.

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  • Being with a particular someone because of the love you know you’ll recieve from them is definitely seen as good but you don’t want to rush into a love so freely given and forget to love yourself. Treat yourself just as good as the love you desire to have. Love yourself. Be good and kind to yourself.

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  • To make it super simple: we hurt because we still expect and love doesn’t hold account. As much as we want a love that doesn’t involve suffering for, a love that doesn’t make mistakes, sometimes people do, sometimes it’s intentional but if we want Jesus then we have to want all of Jesus and keep no record no matter how it made us feel. That’s just the reality of being His.

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  • Sometimes the very Christians/people who need your love the most are the ones who look like your enemy.

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  • A covenant is a promise that can’t be broken, an agreement that you make with your life so as Christians we’ve made a covenant with Jesus to give our life to love just as He has loved us, so we’re the ones who define true friendship, not the world. There’s no greater love than for one to lay his life down for his friends, and we are Jesus’ friends if we love one another, if we obey/keep His word to what? To love one another just as He has us. That’s how the world will know that we belong to God, not when we talk Christian but when people can see Him in us when it matters most.

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  • I think most of us are far too used to other Christians giving up on us when we’re at our lowest and at our worst so we think Jesus is like that as well but He isn’t. But we give up, we divorce, we cut people off because we don’t understand the love of God ourselves. Part of being Christian is being willing to suffer for people who just can’t seem to get it right and never changing your mind about them.

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  • Let’s say for example I marry a Christian woman who’s on fire for Jesus but then gets hurt by the church believes lies about herself and just falls back into worldliness. She’s mean, not happy with herself, with life, just depressed. I barely have a voice in her life spiritually and there’s no intimacy at all because it’s like we’re married but single - in no way does that rob me of anything because I didn’t marry her to expect her to be what I want or need. I married her for her so if anything that just makes me even more like Jesus to her and to love her more because she’s the one in trouble, not me. I’m not thinking divorce or going to my friends complaining. I’m not mad at God because of where she’s at. I’m in God to love her, not need her to fulfill my life.

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  • People think if you show unconditional love that means people will take advantage of you because no one wants to genuinely follow the truth. In reality, we can’t mark people for their failures. We simply don’t have the grace. All we can do is forgive and keep the standard. I don’t have permission to judge anyone for what they don’t do. All I have permission from God to do is believe and follow. Sounds unfair but it’s not because people aren’t accountable to me. I’m accountable to God to lay my life down for people.

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  • You can’t be a Christian for you because there’s no such thing as selfish, self-centered Christianity. Love never thinks for itself. It thinks for the kingdom, the image of God and for others.

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  • For many people, you are the closest thing to Jesus they so want but sometimes believe they are not good enough for. When people honor me, I give Jesus all the credit but I also respect that they’re honoring Jesus in me so I don’t always reject it. I don’t need it to feel better about myself but I understand and I give that time back to them. They’re honoring Jesus in me. The person I am because of Him.

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