by Gray Graham
When you are a good person you will never beat the bad people. Sure you may win some battles but you will never win the war. And make no mistake it is a war, one that will test your very soul most days of your life.
See bad people have an advantage over good people, they can do anything to win, good people can not. They don't have to think about what is going to harm another person. They don't have to think about your feelings. They don't have to think about if you are going to cry. They don't have to think about you at all. Your cries and pleas for help fall on deaf ears. It is not something that will ever cross their minds.
Bad people never think they do anything wrong. Every action they take is fully justified. In fact they will go one step further and say their victims are the bad people attacking them. The good people keep damaging their fists, swords, guns, and bombs with their frail human bodies.
I know that you are not going to hear inspirational and motivational speakers ever tell you that good people are always going to lose. I mean who wants to hear that? You want to hear that love conquers all and good guys win in the end. Nobody wants to hear that somebody is waiting to put a knife into their sweet kind heart.
But I am here to tell you that it is okay if good people never win for good people are not competing for worldly prizes but heavenly ones. Winning on this earth doesn't make your heart full. No amount of hateful, evil earthly triumphs will fill an empty heart.
So it doesn't matter how much money you make, how many people you deceive, how many people you conquer, or how many people you kill, in the very end you will still be the same person that is empty inside and unfulfilled. That will be your reward and it is the one that you will have to carry for eternity.
At this point you are probably asking yourself what makes someone a bad person? The simple answer is that is the eyes of someone we are all bad people. Plenty of people over the years have told me how I was an awful person for the speeches, talks, prayers, articles and posts that I have done spreading the teachings of Jesus Christ.
A quick trip around social media any day will show you thousands upon thousands of posts saying how Christianity is evil, Buddhism are evil, Islam is evil, and atheism are all evil and will destroy the world. We see people who start wars and commit all kinds of heinous war crimes be cheered as heroes and champions of the righteous.
Of course all of this is a fallacy. Every single human being with a rational mind knows the difference between right and wrong. We all know when we do something good and when we do something bad. Many lie about it, but we all know when we are serving good and when we are serving evil.
Probably the hardest thing for good people to accept is that there are evil people in this world. They are not uneducated. They are not victims of abuse. They are not mentally ill. They were not misled. No they are just evil and they have chosen to be that way.
Some people like to say that certain people are not monsters. That they are not heartless. Well this is correct. Evil people are not monsters because monsters are imaginary creatures. They are not real. Evil people however are very much real and they cause harm by committing unspeakable acts to people every single day. Their hate knows no limits and they will never stop.
How can a good person fight against that? You fight against evil with love and hope. No matter the obstacles before us and how difficult it is we can still inspire others and spread joy. We might not win today but maybe someone else will win tomorrow. While it is true that evil never sleeps it is also true that goodness and righteous never sleeps either. The smallest ember can ignite the flames of peace and harmony. That is the hope and belief we need to cling to each and every day.
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