Jul
31
2009

Random Acts of Kindness

This is a guest post by my friend, fellow blogger Jasper Nhira.

Have you ever MET someone who was MEAN and unkind to YOU, for NO APPARENT REASON? You did all you could to MAKE them feel COMFORTABLE but it seemed as if they GOT more and more UNKIND as time PASSED. I’ve GOT news for you; EVERYONE’S FIGHTING a HARD BATTLE.

Philo said, “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”

Researchers have CONCLUDED that 20% of the people you ENCOUNTER won’t like YOU, no questions asked. Does that GIVE you the RIGHT to RECIPROCATE their DISDAIN towards YOU? I would say NO, ESPECIALLY if YOUR a CHRISTIAN.

Luke 6:31 says, “DO to others as YOU WOULD HAVE them DO TO YOU.” NOT “Do to others as THEY HAVE DONE to YOU.”

Mignon McLaughlin said, “Don’t be yourself – be someone a little nicer.” When YOU’RE MISTREATED by people HOW DO YOU REACT to THEM? (BE HONEST).

Ephesians 4:32 says, “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” ARE YOU KIND, COMPASSIONATE, AND FORGIVING?

DID you know that KINDNESS is the most powerful WEAPON you have against YOUR ENEMY? Really, Jasper? Explain.

When someone isn’t KIND to you DESPITE your attempts to be KIND to them, the last thing they expect from YOU is CONTINUED KINDNESS.

Most of the time, when someone is UNKIND to you THEY’RE looking for a way to ‘GET IN YOUR HEAD’ or to make you feel INFERIOR. GUESS WHAT? YOU ONLY LOOSE WHEN you RECIPROCATE their UNKINDNESS.

You’re a CHILD of the MOST HIGH GOD and You should KNOW who you ARE in CHRIST; THEREFORE your ACTIONS shouldn’t be guided BY the way OTHERS TREAT YOU or the REACTION your FLESH wants to GIVE those who are UNKIND to YOU.

You know what? WHEN PEOPLE are UNKIND to you it SHOULD be an INDICATOR that they’re having a HARD time and are unable to DEAL with their EMOTIONS PRODUCTIVELY. That’s your CUE to INSERT KINDNESS.

I want to POISE a VERY IMPORTANT QUESTION: If you were arrested for kindness, would there be enough evidence to convict you? I’d hope so.

When YOU enter a room do people think, “THERE goes……. ALL they do is complain and their so MEAN. OR do people say, “Oh goodness there goes…… I hope they come and talk to US. I always feel GOOD after speaking to them.”

Aesop once said, “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”
You have to make it a POINT TO leave a legacy of KINDNESS and PEACE in EVERY LIFE you ENCOUNTER.

Mother Theresa said it best, “Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.”

“If someone is too tired to give you a smile, leave one of your own, because no one needs a smile as much as those who have none to give.” – Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch

You have the ABILITY to make a difference in the LIVES of MANY through the ACTS of KINDNESS you PERPETRATE. Seneca once said, “Wherever there is a human being there is an opportunity for a kindness.”

KINDNESS, as everything ELSE in LIFE, is a CHOICE.

“Jasper?”

“Yes FRIEND?”

“How do I CHOOSE to be KIND even to those who don’t deserve it?”

IT’S SIMPLE, CHANGE YOUR MINDSET. To What?

TO this: GOD YOU sent YOUR only SON JESUS to DIE for Me WHEN I DIDN’T deserve HIM, SO from today until FOREVER I CHOOSE to be KIND to EVERYONE even when they don’t DESERVE IT.

Some WORDS of WISDOM from George Sand, before I GO, “Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without HESITATION, how to lose without REGRET, how to acquire without MEANNESS.”

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Jasper Nhira
Know God For Yourself! – Be Blessed And Be A Blessing ©
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