Respect is a feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements. I'm going to go a bit further and say that respect is simply the Golden Rule shining through our actions.
The "Golden Rule" is, Do unto others as you desire to have others do to you in the same or a similar situation. Okay, it isn't quite that long. The Golden Rule is actually found in Luke 6:31, Do to others as you would have them do to you, and in Matthew 7:12, So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.
Life isn't fair. I get that. Oh, how I get that. I've always heard that hurting people hurt. I've heard that jealousy is simply a fear that one has no value. But no matter how we feel about others or their beliefs, every person is worthy of respect.
I see master manipulators with a smile on their faces like, who me? They deserve my respect. There are those who gather to gossip about me. They deserve my respect. There are those who ignore me, hurt me, laugh at me, embarrass me, humiliate me, or any number of other negative vibed emotions. They deserve my respect. Why? Because God loves them. If I am his, then my only task is to show respect to them because they are worthy in that he created them. Love changes things. God is love.
There are many who do respect me and like you; we are thankful for these special ones that encourage us to be better warriors in the battle between Good and Evil.
I'm just gonna tell you right now that I've got confidence that God is going to see me through every hour of every day until I wake up in His Light!
So, R-E-S-P-E-C-T, or not, it is well with my soul. #aintgonnaworryabouthaters #myGodreigns #calledtodoitHisway
P.S. I am not perfect. I make mistakes. I fall. I get back up. The one constant is my faith. Can't touch this!
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