Understanding your enemy.

@rubyroy (824)
India
January 22, 2013 11:52pm CST
Dear God, give me the strength to understand my enemy more than my friend, Because my friend I can forgive out of love,but my enemy I hate him, My hate may be reasonable or unreasonable,but I still hate him, I have prayed for strength to forgive my enemy,but miserably failed, When he repeated his transgression against me again and again, Lord I confess,I am a total failure in trying to forgive on my strength, Hence forth,I am handing my mortal enemy to you,help me to forgive and thus defeat him For you also forgive my great transgression before you,So Give me your grace and understanding to overcome this folly of mine.
7 responses
@edvc77 (2143)
• Philippines
24 Jan 13
We really have to love our enemies and pray for them for it was commanded. However, it is really hard especially when they continue doing wrong to you. We need God's grace and strength to overcome these things. What I do with my enemies I just ignore them and lifting them to God. And I focus on somethings that are worthwhile.
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@rubyroy (824)
• India
12 Apr 13
That is a good idea which I am also following.
• Philippines
23 Jan 13
I am not God, but I will respond to your discussion, hehe. You know, understanding other people especially our enemies is really hard but when we are able to do this, we are really blessed and gifted. Do not hate the person himself, my friend, hate his/her action because s/he might not know what s/he's doing. Do not waste your time having troubles in life. Love your enemies, as the Bible said. Each of us are born unique, this uniqueness may be a gift to us from the creator but more often than not, this is the reason of misunderstanding among us. All we could do in order to avoid hurting one another is to learn how to understand and accept others as well as ourselves. Have a good time!
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• Marikina, Philippines
12 Apr 13
That is a good prayer I read. Yes. It is really difficult for us to forgive our enemies because we are not that perfect unlike Jesus Christ who is a great spiritual leader and a perfect spirit that can totally forgive sins. It takes time to forgive our enemy. It is not a rush but, it takes time. Maybe after 2 or 3 years, you already forgiven your enemy as long as that person would change his attitude after a couple of years.
@Shavkat (56631)
• Philippines
24 Jan 13
If I have some people took the liberty to betray me, I just ignore it. Then I will not make any contacts from there anymore. What's the use of understanding them, they violated my simple rules to respect me.
@rubyroy (824)
• India
12 Apr 13
Thanks for all the response,This is a short coming I am struggling with.One day surely I will overcome it with God's grace.
@jenny1015 (13390)
• Philippines
1 Feb 13
Well, I have been around with my "enemy". And I can no fo anything about it coz he is my husband's brother. I have tried to live with it after so many years. He is still annoying at times, but I have learned to just get out of his way when he starts to open his mouth. It saves me from hearing nasty things and the "all-knowing stuff" that he has.
@babyeve (1051)
• Seychelles
23 Jan 13
Enemies are everywhere. The more you pay attention to them, the more your life will become complicated. Only God can help you to face them and of course hope that one they will change for the best. It is not good to wish bad things for your enemy. If it weren't for them, you would have not known have to forgive and of course trusst in God fully.
• Philippines
23 Jan 13
God can hear everything you tell Him and He is very understanding. I'm sure He will guide you to do the right things. Prayer is very powerful. Just keep in touch with God through prayers.