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How to Handle Haters
   Discussion: How to Handle Haters
Praiser #1 · 12 years, 11 months ago
Christian Haters?
How do we handle them?
A hater is someone that is jealous and envious and spends all their time trying to make you look small so they can look tall.  When you make your mark, you will always attract some haters... That's why you have to be careful who you share your blessings and your dreams with because some folk can't handle seeing you blessed... It's dangerous to be like somebody else... If God wanted you to be like somebody else He would have given you what he gave them.

You don't know what people have gone through to get what they have...(The problem I have with haters is that they see my glory, but they don't know my story...)  If the grass look greener on the other side of the fence, you can rest assured that the water bill is higher there, too.

We've all got some haters among us: Some people don't like it that you can

* Come to church            
 * Get your praise on
 * Shout in the aisle                        
 * Dance in the pew
 * Enter His gates with praise             
* Bless His Holy Name

* Haters don't want to see you happy    * Haters don't want to see you succeed
 * Haters don't want you get the victory

Some of them do the same things. Most of our haters are people that are suppose to be on our side. How do you handle the haters that you least expect to have your guard up against? You can handle your haters by:
1. Knowing who you are and whose you are
 2. Having a purpose
 3. By remembering what you have is by divine prerogative and not human manipulation.

Purpose does not mean having a job. You can have a job and still be unfulfilled. A purpose is having a clear sense of what God has called you to be. Your >purpose is not defined by what others think about you.

You will always be trying to get stuff because the more stuff you have will improve what others think about you, but what  you should know is that what others think will  only last as long as the stuff lasts.  Favor can get you the following things.

·          Car you dream about
·          Job you applied for as a joke
·           House you did not deserve
·          Husband or wife that adores you
·          Favor with people in high places

When God gives you favor, you can tell your haters, "Don't look at me...Look at who is in charge of me...Instead of hating on me, you need to understand that what I have, I did not earn it... I can not afford it... I don't have the education for it...I don’t even deserve it…Remember, it ain't about you, but it's all about God.

Author- Unknown, but right on time!
Anonymous (anon) · 12 years, 11 months ago

It's ashame that the world should have haters of any kind. However, it's really sad that you would have haters amongst Christians. Is it even safe to call these church goers that are apart of a Christian environment a "Christian"?

A true Christian understands and abides by his/her faith governing himself/herself by Holy Bible and the laws of God. This doesn't mean that a Christian doesn't make mistakes or sins, but he/she recognizes that he/she is not perfect and must pray and ask for forgiveness daily, momentarily, etc. even for the things that know not what they do or say. The world is on Edge! What do I mean? It won't be long before the Lord makes his return and if we're not careful and more in holy tune directing our attention toward HIM, we're going to fall off or be swept off in the dungeon.

There's a story I'd like to share with you: "Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning a lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death. The moral: It doesn't matter if you are a lion or a gazelle. When the sun comes up, you better be running."

Keep Your FOCUS. If we spend our time running each day for God, striving each day to get closer to him, governing our lives by his laws, concentrating more on getting our own lives in tact, we won't have time to envy others, spend time trying to figure others out, see who's doing what and why, want what others have, backstabbing, manipulating, conjuring, lying, cheating, brown nosing, etc.... GET AND KEEP YOUR OWN HOUSE IN ORDER! RUN TO AND FOR JESUS! PRAY OR KEEP PRAYING!

SOOOO.... How do you handle haters? You DON'T handle them. Give it all to God and let him work it out. Do not even spend time tarrying and wandering in their mess? LET GO and LET GOD! The time you spend thinking of it is precious time you can be spending with HIM!

Site Administrator Back · 12 years, 11 months ago
Do I know you?  Interesting comments...
Tricia (anon) · 12 years, 11 months ago
I don't worry about them. It is a shame when you have haters in the church. Have you ever had somebody ask you how you were doing and you knew in your spirit that they really didn't care one way or the other?Or they are waiting on a negative response? I usually answer in the positive no matter what's going on with me. The haters want you to have trouble and turmoil in your life. They will encourage you to talk about your storm and then instead of encouraging you they will point out things you should have done or bring up points in your situation that you had not even thought about to make your situation seem worse than it is.. One of my favorite songs is "What God Has For Me It Is For Me.. This assures me that in spite of what the "Haters" think or do...If this trial ia am going through is for me then I can endure it. If this Blessing I am receiving is for me then I can enjoy it!! As long as I am in Christ and Christ in me...TD Jakes said Favor aint Fair and the haters may as well get use to it!! Be blessed!!
Wandra (anon) Back · 12 years, 11 months ago
Right on time.  You are on it!
Anonymous (anon) · 12 years, 5 months ago
Forget haters! The only thing you can do is pray for them.

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