A few years after accepting Jesus as my Saviour, I joined a small ladies fellowship group. The leader noticed that I would often say that “it is very hard to love people because they don’t appreciate you”, and asked me what might have happened to make me feel this way. This thinking was so natural to me that it didn’t occur to me that it was unhealthy. Isn’t it true that people are hard to love?
She explained that Jesus has set us free to love others with His love and not on our own strength. Perhaps I would like to go through a renewal prayer to run through my past and uncover anything that was holding me back from loving others unconditionally? I agreed and spent time writing down my life history and met her for a time of prayer.