They’re just part of the system. Can’t do away with them. They’ll always be there. They will oppose your ideas. They’ll dislike what you do. They’ll speak hurtful words. They’ll set traps for you. They might even verbally or physically attack you.
Then there are those part-time enemies. When things go bad for them, you become their enemy. It’s all your fault. Whatever you’ve done for them in the past is forgotten. In their eyes, you’ve grown horns.
Others hold you at a distance and hold you in suspicion. They don’t see it, but they’ve sure you’ve got horns. But they seem to hang around. They get some benefit from what you do. Once in a while, they let you know that there are others elsewhere who do a much better job than you. All through these experiences. I remember David’s words as he dealt with disgruntled people:
You have given me the shield of your salvation, and your right hand supported me, and your gentleness made me great.” (Psalm 18:35)
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