It is the desire of everyone to gain acceptability through familiarity with everyone. You may hear some people say “oh well, I don’t mind if people like me or not”; just note it down as a statement, not a fact. Everyone aims at likes in behaviour and action. However, there may definitely be a reason why some people may not like you. It could be natural or out of something peculiar. The Bible advices all disciples of Christ to minister to every household, no doubt about that. However, Luke 9:5 instructed that “whosoever will not receive you, when ye go out of that city, shake off the very dust from your feet for a testimony against them”. This is another way to say;
- “don’t carry their poor-reception attitude in mind” or
- · “don’t be bothered if they ill-conceived your thoughts”
- · “don’t let their actions affect your thoughts”
Simply to say, when people don’t like you, don’t let it influence your actions, dreams, goals and sense of purpose. Be intimate with the willing, courteous with all but wash of every tempting statement created by those who don’t like you.
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