“Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.” Romans 12:21
Some people are like kids on an elevator, they will push every emotional button on you, never realizing they are being used by the enemy. When everything in you wants to react in a negative way, don’t go there. Remember, whoever overcomes you controls you (see 2 Peter 2:19). Your determination to consistently show kindness and love is too much for any evil person to handle. Good overcomes evil.
There has been times I have literally broke down crying in my time alone with God because God wanted me to love someone I wanted to hate. He wanted me to do good when I wanted to get even. I wanted to be overcome by evil and show that I’m not a doormat, but God’s Spirit within me wouldn’t let me go there. Oh thank God for the Holy Ghost! Oh thank God for His help in keeping our flesh under! It is only by His grace and supernatural power that I have never once cursed anyone out in my entire life. Have I become angry and wanted to? Yes, of course. Many times. But when God’s Spirit truly lives in us, we can’t do whatever we want to do and we can’t say whatever we want to say. We must submit to God, saying “Yes” to His Spirit no matter how we feel about it.
When we learn to submit to God, we find it easier to submit to others, even those who are not so kind. You must remember that you have influence in this world. Somebody, even if it’s one person, is watching you and your example. Don’t give evil nonsense a moment of your time. It’s not worth it. Live the life God has called you to live. Move forward in doing what He has purposed you to do. Remember, don’t go there.
Prayer: Father God, I thank You for the help of Your Holy Spirit. You loved me enough to put Your Spirit within me to guide me through life. When everything in me wants to act ugly, help me Lord to stay in the Spirit and not go there. I rebuke all strife and wrath and I yield to no other spirit but Yours. Be glorified in me. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.