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Originally posted by greyer
There is no way a person can be saved in the world because it does not matter if a person is perfect or not. Ignorance does not care whether love is perfect or not. A person is oblivious to the meaning of love, they only have selfish desires and distrusting thoughts of fear. They are a walking snare, waiting to catch you.
It is hard for me to go out and present a good attitude when year after year I am walked all over yet I am 100% truthful. It is a low feeling when you have been giving all of your truth for years and you haven't brought anybody to care. It is pathetic and surely I am a loser in that area. The only thing is to forget about it, because the only way to not let anything bother you is to forget about it.
Originally posted by HeFrippedMeOff
Do not lose heart. Our salvation is not found in our own perfection but is by grace through faith in the one who is perfect. We know ignorance cares not for the things of God and because it cares not for perfection in love we know it is not of love and not of God for God is love and perfect love casts out all fear.
The worldly long to castrate you of the perfect love you've found and give selflessly, not because they want it but because of the convicting nature of the light in you that shines illuminating the darkness. I know it is hard to care for those who could care less but we must not faint because we do not see the gain from our efforts. Remember that we plant, but God gives the water and sunshine. He gives the increase and although we may never see one product, our Father certainly knows our faith and efforts. You store up treasures for yourself in heaven. Do not be dismayed.
And do not doubt nor "forget about it." Instead, visualize those who persecute you as being little children who know not self-control nor have they attained unto self-actualization (emotional self-regulation). I find it much easier to be kind and gentle in expressing truth in security to a little child than to a belligerent adult who should know better. Give it a try, and take heart.
A scripture to edify you more (1 Corinthians 13).
Be encouraged brother. Do not hide your light. The world hated our Lord first, and it shall certainly hate us too.