I don't know who needs to hear this, but someone does! Are you being persecuted in this time & hour? I am often persecuted. God does not call us to be famous, rich & wealthy. He calls us to pick up our cross daily and follow Him. He says that we will be persecuted, like they persecuted Him. The Word tells us to count it as a blessing for our reward is in Heaven. You are NOT here to chase YOUR success but HIS. We must surrender to HIM and rely on Him to take us through the storms!!!
1 Peter 4:12-14 - Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you
Luke 9:23 - And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.
John 15:18 - If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.
John 15:20 - Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.
2 Timothy 3:12 - Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.
Luke 6:22 - Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake.
Matthew 5:10 - Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
When you're being persecuted wrongly, pray for grace and compassion. Grace to deal with the situation & compassion upon your persecutors. Pray for their souls (they are the ones that need it the most) for YOU are the one that is COVERED IN THE BLOOD and your reward is near!!!
This is dedicated to all you LOVELY HATERS out there ... Jesus loves you! ;)