“And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you. Be ye, therefore, followers of God, as dear children;” Ephesians 4:32, 5:1 KJV
Kindness seems to be missing in today’s society as a whole. If you are struggling to express kindness, here are a few questions to ask yourself:
1. Are you more connected to your devices than to people?
2. Are you Christ-focused or self-focused?
3. Are you asking God through prayer to help you be kind?
Kindness may be the last thing you’re thinking about, yet, it is necessary to be a follower of God. The world is filled with strife, discontent, and anger and we see relationships falling apart all around us. Many relationships never happen because people are too busy or too consumed with things to start a relationship. Every successful relationship is supported by the kindness shown and the most important time to be kind is during some type of conflict, such as when you are at odds or in disagreement; however, this is the hardest time for most of us to be kind. In order to be kind in these situations, a strong, daily walk with the Lord is required and we must be quick to forgive.
As children and even as adults, we want to receive kindness from our family, brethren, coworkers, and friends and we expect to receive kindness every day from others. Kindness nourishes, heals, strengthens, and uplifts us and others. Jesus Christ said in Luke 6:31 KJV, “And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.” Let’s make kindness a necessary character trait in our lives!
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