How do you respond to people who are negative and unfair? Repay them with stubborn goodness.
Carrie called me for some marital counseling. What surprised me was she got my name for her children’s stepmother. Carrie said, “I’ve come to trust her but it didn’t start out that way. When she first married my ex-husband I thought she was the enemy. I was threatened by her. But she has proven herself to be decent and selfless.” Wow, the power of stubborn goodness! If your enemy is hungry and thirsty, says Proverbs 25, give him something to eat and drink and the Lord will reward you.