Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knowth God.
1 John 4:7 KJV
I have found out a long time ago that it is easier to love than to hate. It is easy to assume, unfortunately, the opposite being true when you see the way some people act towards one another. You may think that it is easy for someone to hate; for someone to talk about and act negatively toward another person.
In my experience, however, I’ve discovered that it takes some energy and effort to hate on another person. When we hate, we have to look for a reason, which requires some effort. Then, when we project that hate, whether directly or indirectly, we’re negatively affecting our life energy, causing unnecessary stress on our bodies. A person may hate on another person to make themselves feel good. But over time, that hate, envy, and animosity will cause them to live a miserable and unsatisfying life.
I’ve learned that it is a lot easier to love people than to hate them. That even goes for the people that might have done us wrong in the past. I’ve learned instead of hating on someone because of the type of car they drive, we can use their success as motivation to get a nice car for ourselves. I’ve learned that instead of getting mad when someone stares at us too long, we can kindly speak to that person and possibly gain a new friend in the process.
Life is too short to hate and hold grudges with people. When we hate on another person, the hate we project may or may not affect them. However, we definitely feel the impact of the hate we hold inside us. Instead of using our energy and spirit to hate on another person, we should use that energy to love the people around us. It’s very easy for us to do, because God put us here to love, and because God is love.