I believe one of the greatest evidences of the authentic character of a Christian is the power to forgive, smile with grace, Â secure in who you are in Christ rather than return evil for evil when individuals say things to slander your name. Â As you seek to grow in grace and in the knowledge of God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, you can expect the fiery darts of the evil one to target you.Â Truth is, it is not that we donâ€™t know how to be revengeful and retaliate; instead, we choose not to.Â This is evidence that the Fruit of Spirit is now manifesting in your life (Galatians 5:22).
In essence, your character has changed; you are maturing spiritually and becoming more authentic in Christ-like in characterâ€¦
You are at a place where you can say, â€œFather, forgive them!â€
Your perspective is different; you know that no weapon formed against you shall prosper (Isaiah 54:17).
You know that if God is for you, who can be against you (Romans 8:31).
You are not ignorant of the enemyâ€™s agenda, which is to steal, kill and destroy; therefore, you are not easily deceived or offended (John 10:10).
You are secure in who you are in Christ. Â The power of the Holy Spirit is controlling you, not your carnal nature. You are determined to be the salt of the earth and the light to the world by reflecting the Light of the world.
Moreover, you are confident that your life is hidden in Christ and God blesses you when people mock you and persecute you and lie about youÂ and say all sorts of evil things against you because you are Christâ€™s followers.(Matthew 5:11).
If you can relate to this post, shout, â€œHallelujah!â€ â€œI am blessed!â€