I recently started getting bullied by a peer. I know that I need to sit them down to work out our differences because we may not like each other, but we have to get along. Honestly, I haven’t done it yet because I don’t like confrontation and frankly I’m not sure if doing that will result in any positive change.
After the first incident, I was pissed. Hell, I still am a little heated. After I calmed down, my immediate thought was “I need to pray for them and show them, love”
“But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.” Luke 26:26-27
I was fed verses like these in the past. It is partially my (natural) personality, but concepts like these have put me in shitty situations where I’ve lacked boundaries, and let others walk all over me. It was always love others, even if you were paying it with the cost of my sanity.🙈
I am learning that I don’t owe everyone my kindness or prayers. I don’t think it’s healthy to purposely hate others at least not for me, but there has to be a middle ground of tolerance. Yes, there are certain personalities that I don’t mesh with but that’s to be expected. But I don’t have to “love” everyone, especially those who are being bullies.