EN-SPIRATION: STOP ASKING “HURT PEOPLE” TO LOVE YOU
Updated: Jun 7
When people are searching for love many of them end up spiritually, and emotionally stranded. The search often ends up becoming a recovery mission. It’s always risky welcoming someone your life. It’s like going to the slot machine hoping you would hit the jackpot. In the end you gave all you had, and walked away with nothing. You may be reading this in that place right now. I can relate, I know what it is to feel down about all the love that you gave out. You loved them without conditions, and received nothing in return. You experience that trauma and you instantly start to wonder if the problem is you, But I want to encourage you by letting you know that you are not the problem. You just wanted to love people that did not want to love you. You wanted people to love you that were too hurt to love you back. You were asking for hurt people to treat you like you want to be treated. The saying “Hurt people, Hurt People” is accurate because hurt people have nothing else to offer you, They can only give you what they have within. They don’t know how treat a heart, They only know how to break it. You look at most mass shootings and they prove this to be true, they mostly point to their unresolved anger toward people. You hear them mention being bullied, Rejected, Neglected and other levels of trauma they had in their past or their present, Although it is no excuse, their history proves they experienced hurt that was left unresolved. Prior to the shootings, Those same suspects got up everyday and people trusted them to treat them and others with respect, and they did it for only so long. They eventually got to a place where their hurt could no longer be tamed. They woke up one day and said “I want someone to feel the pain that I am feeling“ and began to put to together a strategy that they later executed, all because they were hurt on the inside. They proved that hurt people can’t be underestimated. They have to be taken seriously, They have to be treated like they are lethal weapons. History has proved over and over again that they have the ability to destroy innocent lives. So keep that in mind when you come across random people, or different people you know and see every day. Those shooting suspects are the reason why showing love to people, and making them feel like somebody is vital. A simple act of loving kindness can possibly save lives, and prevent a lot of hearts from being broken. But while you do that you are responsible for guarding your heart by drawing a line in the sand. Showing people love doesn’t mean they need a piece of your heart. They don’t need access to that part of you. They don’t need your affection, They need direction to Christ.