Martin Luther King Jr. said it fervently, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
Have you noticed that hating others seems to be the norm in our society? There has always been hate, history has the stories, but it has come to the place where hatred is socially accepted. There are those who cannot get through a day of their life without sitting behind the keyboard being the warrior they swear God called them to be, presenting their skill of trying to prove others wrong or making others an example because they think differently and their belief is different. I see it on a daily basis in my newsfeed on Facebook.
It seems to me people love to create the fight. They need to always be right and proving that point in front of their little community social group, or band of followers fuels the fire within giving them authority and making them feel powerful. Some people live to disarm your opinion publicly they simply cannot handle objective truths. These internet warriors feel superior and they love for a disruption to show up so they can show out. But what I find disturbing is the fact that the one bullying so-to-speak is the very one who claims to be called of God to carry out such attacks on others.
It is my understanding that in 1 John chapter 4 verse 20, it talks about if a man claims to love God yet hates his brother, he is a liar. That’s a simple truth that needs no explanation. If you are causing dissention among others, you my friend are not of God. You are not called of God to bring others to the front line and destroy them with your harsh words. If you claim to have love for God yet demonstrate hatred for others, your words are purely false! The greatest commandment ever to be uttered centuries ago by Christ himself, is the all embracing commandment to LOVE ONE ANOTHER. When we truly demonstrate love and love from the heart not just in word but also in deed and truth, we are being what we were called to be and the Spirit Himself will bear witness that we are indeed children of God. We need to be that presentation of Christ.
If someone is trying to bring you down, remember they are already below you. Don’t fall into their arena and play their hate games, don’t allow someone to narrow your thinking and try to force you to think like them or else. If your opinions are different and someone tries to make you their prey by forcing you into a situation where you are either with them or against them, get out of there. Its a toxic place to be. There are those who want to destroy you in the open forum it scores them a huge victory in the eyes of their beloved followers. Some people are wired to be on a pedestal and if they aren’t, they are not functioning sanely.
Did you know haters love to be hated back? If they can’t bring that hatred out of you they are on a constant search to find other enemies to play their pathetic games. Avoidance is your power against them. Haters are always using social media to post outrageous posts stirring up hatred with the intent of starting a war. They purposely post things knowing it’s going to cause others to become upset. They live for it and what is destructive to their testimony is the fact they do it in the name of our Father God, Almighty. They are out to cause injustice simply because they embrace hatred and by bringing God into their lethal, venomous world, they feel they are justifying the very thing God hates. These people are emotionally incompetent.
The devil comes to steal, kill and destroy and he uses people as his weapon of attacks. Don’t be afraid to voice your opinion. Use your voice to make things better, bring truth to an untruthful environment. Don’t express your opinions to hurt others nor to silence opposite thoughts. Stay away from posts that cause hatred, you are the one who holds the power to disarm. These people want the battle. They want to lure you in so they can try and belittle you. They are powerless cowards! They are thieves of the love you possess in your soul. They are thieves of your joy. Use your voice to make things better, not to destroy and bring division. These same people who are thieves are the very ones who carry the spirit of the antichrist in their own hearts. We are chosen to spread love, cause love, do it on purpose. This is the will of our Heavenly Father. So when you run across some hate posts, use your power to stay away and disarm the hatemonger who is lurking around the next corner throwing out the bait to entice you to come into their web. You are the hunted among the hunters and social media is the hunters playground. Disarm the thieves!