√ Realize you will NEVER make everyone HAPPY!
(Galatians 1:10 MSG) Do you think I speak this strongly in order to manipulate crowds? Or curry favor with God? Or get popular applause? If my goal was popularity, I wouldn’t bother being Christ’s slave.
√ Recognize the BAIT.
(Proverbs 18:2 NLT) Fools have no interest in understanding; they only want to air their own opinions.
(Proverbs 17:28 NLT) Even fools are thought wise when they keep silent; with their mouths shut, they seem intelligent.
√ Never RETALIATE!
(1 Peter 3:9 NLT) Don’t repay evil for evil. Don’t retaliate with insults when people insult you. Instead, pay them back with a blessing. That is what God has called you to do, and he will bless you for it.
(1 Thessalonians 5:15 NLT) See that no one pays back evil for evil, but always try to do good to each other and to all people. —- to Christians and people OUTSIDE THESE WALLS
(Luke 6:28 NIV) bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.
√ RELEASE them.
(Luke 23:34 NLT) Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing.” And the soldiers gambled for his clothes by throwing dice.
(Matthew 5:44 NLT) But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you!
(Ezekiel 18:23 NLT) “Do you think that I like to see wicked people die? says the Sovereign LORD. Of course not! I want them to turn from their wicked ways and live.
√ REDEMPTIVE and ETERNAL perspective.
(Ezekiel 18:31-32 NLT) Put all your rebellion behind you, and find yourselves a new heart and a new spirit. For why should you die, O people of Israel? I don’t want you to die, says the Sovereign LORD. Turn back and live!
(John 3:17 NKJV) “For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
(1 Timothy 2:3-4 NLT) This is good and pleases God our Savior, who wants everyone to be saved and to understand the truth.