When people begin to attack you because of your praise and your openness/ willingness to speak about God…when they begin to separate themselves or they seem to have hardened hearts….when it gets to the point where some people won’t even SPEAK to you and don’t want you around because “everything is about God and she/he think they to holy”, when you stop getting invitations to social outings and you aren’t included in the “crew”….when you find yourself being the outcast among those who once embraced you (when you were in the world)— KEEP IT UP!!!
People only react like that when they are being convicted by the Spirit! Don’t you hide your light! SHINE ON! SHINE BRIGHT! SHINE FOR OUR FATHER!!! So don’t feel you need to change…don’t quiet down… praise Him all the more, shout all the more, bless God all the more, share His word ALL THE MORE – right where you are!!!
Darkness cannot stand in the presence of light…trust me, it’s not you it’s them. Selah!
John 3:19 “This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil.”
“Everyone will hate you because you are committed to Me [Christ]. But the person who patiently endures to the end will be saved.” ~Matthew 10:22
Isaiah 66:5 “Hear the word of the LORD, you who tremble at his word: “Your brothers who hate you, and exclude you because of my name, have said, ‘Let the LORD be glorified, that we may see your joy!’ Yet they will be put to shame.”
John 15:18, 19 “If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated Me [Jesus] first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.”
John 15:21 “They will treat you this way because of My name [Christ], for they do not know the One who sent Me.”
Galatians 6:9 “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”