Can you count on your hands how often you treat people the way you want to be treated? The answer is probably yes because even though most of us would like to think we treat people the way we want to be treated the reality is that we don’t. We usually feel entitled to everything but we ourselves aren’t really willing to give. Now ask yourself this question.
What is the heart behind what I do? Do I do things begrudgingly and out obligations or do I do things out of the goodness of my heart? It’s important to check our hearts and our motives when it comes to the things we do. Even if people mistreat you do not repay them back with evil. Always let the love of God speak louder than anything else. Let it speak loudly to those who mistreat you, that they too may see the love of Christ through you. Truth is there are times where you will find it difficult showing people love because everything they do is contrary to what is right. But as it is we are not always right or justified in our ways yet the Lord Loves us unconditionally. If He loved us based on our perfection, we will receive no love.
Let us do unto others as we want them to do for us. If you are someone who doesn’t expect to be treated well then begin to expect that and as you do treat people with the love of God. Not because they deserve it but simply because God first loved you.
31 Do to others as you would have them do to you