Be good to others because you’re a good person. Don’t let negativity affect the positivity in you! There’s a difference in being nice and being kind. Kindness is a lifestyle and being nice is an obligation… and favors… well… huh! That’s why it’s called a favor right?
The truth is, you never know when someone is doing something out of the kindness of their heart, or when it’s a favor! This is why I try my best to live this scripture, Romans 13:8, “Owe nothing to anyone—except for your obligation to love one another. If you love your neighbor, you will fulfill the requirements of God’s law.“ Sure we want to know that people who we’ve been there for, will also be loyal to us to, but should we depend on them to?
I learned a long time ago not to put my trust in people. I hope for the best, but my faith is in God! Listen, beloved, just because you do right by others, doesn’t mean they’ll always do right by you, and when you are being good to others, make sure that there are no secret motives. Be good to others because God told you to, not because you’re expecting something in return. The Bible tells us in Romans 10:11 (AMP)
For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes in Him [whoever adheres to, trusts in, and relies on Him] will not be disappointed [in his expectations].
Listen, stop depending on people! PERIOD! The Bible tells us in Philippians 4:19, Christian Standard Bible
“And my God will supply all your needs according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” Trust God, no matter how hard it gets. When things get difficult, God wants us to look to Him, NOT PEOPLE!
Not only that, but if you’re not doing something out of the kindness of your heart… 🗣🗣🗣 What are you doing it for? You’re setting yourself up to be disappointed! Whatever you need, you will find it in God! He will protect and direct you in the way that you should go! If you go to Him first, and trust that He will make a way, He will use people to bless you!
The thing is, you must seek Him first! Matthew 6:33, “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” You don’t have to beg when you’re a child of God! Get Deuteronomy 28:13 in your spirit, “The LORD will make you the head, not the tail. If you pay attention to the commands of the LORD your God that I give you this day and carefully follow them, you will always be at the top, never at the bottom.
Stop stressing yourself out about who won’t support you, who turned their back on you, or who won’t return the favor! You don’t need a favor from people when you have the favor of God! He will supply all of your needs. Don’t regret being good to others, despite what they do to you, because your reward is in Heaven! It’s a blessing just to be a blessing!
God sees your good deeds! Don’t you know He got you? You may feel like people don’t honor you like you honor them, but let me ask you something. Are you living to receive a reward from people, or are you living to receive a reward from God?
Stop worrying and start standing on His promises! In Jesus name!
And if you lend to those from whom you expect to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, to get back the same amount. But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil.