Hopefully by now you are ready to let God help you love everyone—even people who are hard to love. There’s something I’d like you to think about: In the process of our quest to learn more about love, we want to make sure that we are not the one who is hard to love.
I admit that I was very hard to love for many years. Because of my abusive past, I wanted to control everything and everyone, so I was only happy when I got my way. But I am so grateful to God that He has changed me and now I can be happy even when I don’t get my way.
The truth is, the healing of a wounded soul begins with facing truth…so if you are hard to love, it’s time to own it and ask God to heal you. Healing won’t come immediately, because God changes us little by little, but we can celebrate any kind of progress and expect more to come.
Now, don’t make the mistake of thinking that you cannot begin loving others more because you are hard to love. I think the more you love others, the more you will receive a harvest of healing in your own life. And if there is anything you realize you need to change in your life, ask God to help you. In addition, study His Word on that topic so your mind will be renewed in that area.
And that’s the memo.
By Joyce Meyer