I wrote this post 4 years ago and 4 years later I am in the very same position again. We never stop facing trails, do not be discouraged when you step into the same place you overcame years ago.
There is a reason for you to go through this again, maybe you forgot what you had learnt from the first lesson, maybe you need to be reminded of what God taught you through your first experience, maybe there is someone watching you in secret and you're ministering to then, maybe God wants to add on to your precious experience.
Hold on and keep your eyes fixed on Jesus. He warned us of the prosecution we would face but He also taught us to love and bless those who prosecute and curse us. His desire is for us to reflect Him when we do face these circumstances. Forgive them for they know not what they are doing.
Keep seeking God through it all, keep praying for deeper insight in spirit, for wisdom, for renewal of strength, seek a renewal of a deeper and supernatural love within you daily.
Victory is His, seek His face every step of the way. You are entering a new level.
Immelde Van Der Hoven
19 January 2012 ·
Something that I have been struggling with and how God has made it possible through Him: In God's Kingdom, revenge is unacceptable behaviour, as is insulting a person, no matter how indirectly it is done. Instead, Jesus says we should do good to those who wrong us. Our desire should not be to keep score, but, to love and forgive. This is not natural - it is supernatural. Only God could give us the strength to love as he does.
Instead of planning vengeance, pray for those who hurt you. Rise above getting back at those who hurt you. By loving and praying for our enemies, we can overcome evil with good. According to Jesus, it is more important to give justice and mercy than to receive it.
Your best approach would be one of godly behaviour: You should show others the kind self-giving love that Christ shows. By being exemplary Christians and showing a changed life, others may join you and become Christians too. A changed life speaks loudly and clearly, and it is often the most effective way to influence. Others may be won over by your love.