Those who seek my life set their traps, those who would harm me talk of my ruin; all day long they plot deception.
Sometimes when we have a problem with a person who seems to enjoy showing hatred for us in one way or another, we feel like they’re probably spending many hours plotting to destroy our pleasant days.
How does one attack that problem?
1. Above all, do not attack the person.
2. Go to God who knows them better than you do. Ask for His thoughts on the matter. His guidance will help you look at the situation differently.
3. Read Bible verses to fortify your will to show love to them instead of giving back to them what they’ve been giving you.
4. Set aside time to pray for them. They probably don’t have a prayer team on stand-by. God could’ve chosen you to be the beginning of their change of heart. And don’t forget to listen to His guidance.
5. Be forgiving and kind. Even if that doesn’t freak them out enough to repent of their sins, it’s still good medicine for your wounds. Your unforgiveness will hurt you more than them.
6. Take a good look at yourself to see if there is something you’re doing that you could change for the better. After all, a problem isn’t always caused by just one person. For example, if you annoy a bitter person with your happy humming down the grocery store aisle, you can stop humming. Even if it’s not as simple as that, there’s always something you can do to help the situation.
That person who seems to be looking for ways to ruin your day might not be plotting to destroy your life, they might actually be asking for help.