by Gray Graham
Many folks have realized that everyone is not their friend in fact they do not wish to be your friend. They don’t like you and they don’t want to be around you. They will do everything they can to make your life miserable all the time with a smile on their face.
In spite of all of this many people would say that you should try to treat these individuals as comrades entrusting your well being to them, in the hopes that one day, they will see the light and beg for forgiveness for their their wicked ways.
Well you can try that method if you wish but you are not going to like the results. See being a good person does not mean that you have to be anyone’s doormat. Leaving an open door for those that seek redemption does not mean that you leave yourself open to attack. We have to armor ourselves against those that conspire against us for they are always on the attack.
Too many people give into fear when they know an enemy is before them. They become a shrinking violet trying to avoid conflict at any cost. They yield their beliefs, little by little just to pacify those that wish them ill.
I say to you today sisters and brothers that you need to remain ever vigilante in your faith and your beliefs for it is the only thing that will bring you peace in this world for the enemy will never stop attacking.
It is hard to accept that everyone does not wish you the best. It is hard to accept that no matter what you do there are still people that will hurt you with no regrets. They only want to use you for their own selfish desires and cast you away as rubbage when they are done.
I see many people that overlook the wrong that is done to them daily because they desire to be loved by those that cause them pain. They become meek, weak, and crumble under the pressure of being rejected or worse hated.
In times of trials and tribulation we must rise up with sword and shield and protect the things that we love in life. Your enemies are not your friends. They are out to destroy the things that you care about in life. It doesn’t matter if they do it with a smile or if they do it with a frown the thing that matters are the actions that they take against you.
Remember to always be on guard and to hold true to your beliefs for the enemy is not going to yield theirs for your sake. You have to embrace the world as it is and not how you wish it to be. Every decision you make affects every aspect of your life whether you believe it to be significant or not.
A small wound can still kill you when left untreated. Remember to always protect yourself and the ones that you love.