Your enemies can actually help you if you let them! I know it sounds strange but hear me out…You see, your enemies talk about you and are always pointing the finger at your few wrong doings as if they have none themselves. They point at your ONE wrong, but they have MANY wrongs that they make no mention of. Now your first reaction may be to get upset and ask, “How dare they try to sweep around my door when they have dirt around their own?!” But consider this: a FOOL never seeks to be corrected-a fool loves evil and is not concerned one bit with examining his own faults so that he can change. In fact, the Word of God tells us that a fool hates to be corrected. However, you as a child of God-you’re always trying to learn, grow, change, and become better. When you come into the knowledge of the truth concerning your flaws or sins, you try to correct yourself. And guess what!…Even if your enemy is the one pointing out your flaws or sins, it’s still yet another opportunity to truly see yourself and make some necessary changes.
Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying your enemies are right when they overlook their own faults and point at yours. However, I’m giving you a new perspective and showing you how the enemy can actually help or assist you in getting closer to God. You see, a true child of God loves correction because correction helps us to get right, therefore making us acceptable in God’s sight. So while you’re busy working on the flaws your enemy has pointed out, your enemy is still sitting in sin and ultimately unprepared to meet God. So whether it be God, yourself, or even an enemy who calls out some areas you could do better in-don’t take it personally! Pray for your enemies that they will one day see their own flaws, but most importantly get yourself right so you can be fully prepared to meet God when that great Day of Judgement comes!
Proverbs 9:8-9 (New King James Version)
“Do not correct a scoffer, lest he hate you; Rebuke a wise man, and he will love you. Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser; Teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.”
-To God be the Glory
*Scripture taken from the New King James Version. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.