Love is a choice. In 1 John Ch 3: 1-3 says; See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. 2 Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears,[a] we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. 3 All who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure.
When you became born again, or saved, you will realize that there are some things you do that bother you. Examples are cussing, lying, sins in general etc. God is working on the inside of you. You don’t get to condemn yourself because the change didn’t happen overnight. You just get to know that his LOVE is working inside of you. Believe it, and it will work. You don’t have to try to be like someone else. You don’t have to be like a copy.
1 John Ch. 4: 4-6: 4 Everyone who sins breaks the law; in fact, sin is lawlessness. 5 But you know that he appeared so that he might take away our sins. And in him is no sin. 6 No one who lives in him keeps on sinning. No one who continues to sin has either seen him or known him.
Sometimes your light will go into someone else's darkness. When someone avoids you after they know you know Jesus, it’s because your light is infecting their darkness where demons are hiding. We have the opportunity to make darkness very uncomfortable. You are the light; and don’t back down! Someone needs the light that you carry!
1John Ch. 4: 7-8: 7 Dear children, do not let anyone lead you astray. The one who does what is right is righteous, just as he is righteous. 8 The one who does what is sinful is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work.
There is a place for everyone, God’s LOVE does not have limits. This is why we should not judge others, because we would be placing a limit on the love of God. The Love of the World is contrary to God’s Love. You need to know the difference between the World’s Love and God’s Love. It’s good for us to understand what kind of love drives us.
1 John Ch. 4: 9 No one who is born of God will continue to sin, because God’s seed remains in them; they cannot go on sinning, because they have been born of God. 10 This is how we know who the children of God are and who the children of the devil are: Anyone who does not do what is right is not God’s child, nor is anyone who does not love their brother and sister.
There is also Our Love. In Verse 11 it says: 11 For this is the message you heard from the beginning: We should love one another. 12 Do not be like Cain, who belonged to the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his own actions were evil and his brother’s were righteous. 13 Do not be surprised, my brothers and sisters,[b] if the world hates you.
We are human and we feel things. God allows that for a moment, but we don’t get to live there. You don’t get to back off. The devil should be disappointed every morning because you wake up to go shine your light in the world. He should know he is defeated every day that you choose not to back down and let the world’s love overtake the Love of God that lives inside of you.