Do you need to love somebody that’s hard to love? We all do at some time. I remember being so upset, because somebody had really wounded me and I was like, “Lord, I don’t want anything to do with them. ” And dah, dah, dah, and going on and on and on and on. And the Lord said, “Go look up Romans 5:5.” So I said, “Okay.” I went and looked up Romans 5:5 and it says, “that the love of God would be shed abroad in your heart by Holy Spirit.” And so I started praying that over myself: “Lord, I thank you that your love is being spread abroad in my heart by Holy Spirit.” It started to become life to me and where I couldn’t love before, I was able to love. Those people that were hard to love, those people that use you, those people that talk about you. When you get the love of God, those things don’t matter as much anymore, because you start to come out of your own strength, your own love, and you start stepping into the love of the Father for His children.
Even on our worst days, it doesn’t change the love of God for us. So even on that person’s worst day, it shouldn’t change our love for them, because we have to stop and remember that we’re not fighting against flesh and blood. You’re fighting against principalities and powers that are ruling those people. And there’s things that I remember before I got stronger in the Lord. There were things that I said to people and I would regret it, but I was not bold enough to go back and say, “Hey, I said this to you and I’m sorry about it.” You can’t do anything about them, but you can do something about you, about just, “Lord, give me your love in my heart for your people.” I promise, you’ll start to see things starting to change. You’ll start to see a peace, you’ll start to see a joy, and you will start to see a love that you have not had before.