Only The Lovely?


I heard someone say today, that she does not have time to waste doing things she doesn’t like, or deal with people who don’t like her. She went on to say that she only wants to deal with the people who “need a word” from the Lord.  This person tends to be a great minister of the Word. But, today, I was cautioned to think sensitively about dealing with opposition, people we don’t like, or people who may not like us …

That unlovely person might be your assignment.

We are not called to love only the lovely, and the people who like us. Nor are we to live in such a way that we never encounter an undesirable situation. We are called to live in peace with one another and pray for those who persecute us true enough, but those are also the people to whom we ought to be witnessing.  We were commissioned to go out into the world to seek and save the lost, not sit patiently in church or Bible study waiting for those in need to find us.  It might be the person who hates us that we are assigned to for ministry. It might be in the task we dislike that God positions us to be a vessel through which he can work.

Your time is not wasted on being nice to the unlovely. Your time is not wasted while you work a job you dislike for the purpose of being a witness to righteousness. Nice people need the Lord, but no more so than those who are disloyal, dishonest, and disengaged from a way of life that is purposeful, and prosperous.

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