What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? (Romans 8:31)~ people may hate you for Christ’s sake. They may be against you because they’re envious of your success and the grace you are given to overcome adversity. Whether it be what you have who you are or what you do, people self-justify reasons to dislike you. Sometimes it doesn’t even have to do with you but seeing you makes them consider and resent an area in their own life and they shift that resentment at you. Regardless of the reason for the person’s behavior, when you make the determination to give your life to God, the enemy goes into overtime trying to persuade you that it was a bad idea. When we turn to God, we turn from the ‘world’. This is a major threat to the enemy so you will come under these attacks! It gets to a point that it seems the entire world is against you, and it really is! Those that we encounter every day, those that we love the most, those that we trust; in some cases become our greatest foes! The greatest and most hurtful lies that the father of lies spreads in the world, usually are falsehoods and errors relating to the person of Christ. Our biggest challenge is that we are at war and even though it seems that it’s against that other person or those people, it’s really bigger than that and it just comes through those people. It’s important to separate the action from the people…For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places (Eph 6:12). But all things whatever, in Heaven and Earth, are not so great a display of God’s free love, as the gift of His coequal Son to be the atonement on the cross for the sin of man; and all the rest follows upon union with Him, and interest in Him. You are wonderfully made in His image and no matter who or what is against you, there is absolutely no match for His being for you! Regardless of how people treat you, don’t fight them over principalities that control their behavior! Don’t let the “ignorance” of haters drag you to their level! Their “misery” wants and loves company. God walks you at a better level than ignorance and “drama”. This is not your battle! You just make sure you never forget His love for you. Never forget that even if you are in the minority of people and situations, you are in the victorious majority in Christ The Lord! Be Blessed!