I HAD A “FRIEND” years ago that I watch go through other women, be their “best friend” for a time, shun them, then move on to the next. I told myself, “She will never do that to me!” Guess what? She did. It just took her a little longer to get to me. It was a very painful experience in my life, but lesson learned. If they do it to someone else, they will do it to you. You are not the exception. If they lie, gossip and slander others; they will eventually lie, gossip and slander you. If they cheat others, they will cheat you. I have to warn women all the time, “She’s a gossip. Be careful.”
Your actions are telling others about YOU. If you talk bad about others all the time, why would I expect that you’re not talking bad about me? If you display your ability to cut off others because of an offense; then I expect that as soon as I offend you, I will be cut off. Judas betrayed Jesus with a kiss. “Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do.” Colossians 3:12-13 You cannot control others’ actions, only your own.
What actions are you displaying to others? That your quick to take offense and back bite or quick to forgive . #runyourrace
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