Unfortunately, such things do happen. But do not be afraid. Listen to what Jesus says to you,
11 “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you. (Matt 5:11-12)
Most likely, as you reach out you will encounter the following four kinds of people. Learn to be wise in the way you respond to each of them.
These are people who doubt whether God exists or not. Probably, they have encountered some major problems in their lives in the past, and they are bitter towards God. Or they are not interested some other reason. Don’t worry. Always remember this principle: hurt people hurt people. Just be a true friend to them and continue waiting for the CUES.
These people seem to be interested. But often they are just playing with you. They just want the company or the activity. But in truth, their hearts are set on other things. They are not interested to change at all. The key is to challenge these people to search their hearts and to make true commitments. Don’t get carried away with their apparent enthusiasm.
These people are unwilling to learn. They are content in themselves because they think they already know what needs to be known about God. Unfortunately, it’s very hard to convince these people that they still need to learn. So just be patient with them and wait for the CUES.
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