How do you love someone who seems unlovable? If you're struggling with challenging relationships, then you may also be struggling with following Jesus's second commandment to "Love your neighbor as yourself."
Here are a few pointers for dealing with people who seem difficult to love:
You can love them from afar. You don't need to spend time with someone who mistreats you. You can send them love and prayers, but don't get into the ring with them. Even if you work or live with a difficult person, you can choose to not get hooked into their bait for arguments.
Those who seem unlovable, need the most love. People who have been hurt or abused, often become angry and defensive. They may also treat other people rudely, because that's all they've known. Have compassion on them. But again, don't feel like you have to spend time with people who mistreat you.
You're not here to change other people. One way to get really frustrated is to try to change someone else. Nobody wants to be changed. They want change to be their own idea. Instead, you can INSPIRE other people through being a positive role model. That means walking your talk, and taking good care of yourself. This can inspire others to follow your positive example.
Focus on the most important relationship. Sometimes, drama-filled relationships are the lower energy's way of distracting us from our path and purpose. If this happens, refocus on your most important relationship: with God.
Here's a helpful prayer: Dear God, please help me in my relationship with (name of person). Here's what's going on: (describe the situation). I need your help Lord! Please guide my thoughts and actions with this relationship.
And here's a supportive scripture: Jesus replied, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ The entire law and all the demands of the prophets are based on these two commandments.” Matthew 22:37-40 nlt
From the Loving Words from Jesus Cards at http://bit.ly/LovingJesusCards with Greg Olsen
Doreen Virtue is a spiritual doctor of psychology and a fourth-generation metaphysician who works with the angelic, elemental, and ascended-master realms in her writings and workshops. Doreen is the author of more than 50 books about angels and other mind-body-spirit issues, including the best-selling Healing with the Angels and Messages from Your Angels books and angel oracle cards.