DESIGNER ENEMIES

2017 – THURSDAY 19 JANUARY

DESIGNER ENEMIES
1 SAMUEL 18:29
..and Saul was still more afraid of David. (And his success)
So Saul became David’s enemy continually.

I am often amazed at the way some people talk about others.
They vent easily about the wrongdoings of others, and the perceived offences committed by them.
However when you talk to “the others” it is usually revealed that they have no knowledge of such an offence. Or certainly not in the manner portrayed.
I have concluded that some people create and design, their own enemies.
This happens for the following reasons.

1. INFERIORITY
People struggling with inferiority always perceive those not in their world, or ahead of them, in a bad way.
How they see themselves affects how they see others, and how they perceive every word and action toward them.
Inferiority can often be manifest as an attempt at superiority.

2. CONSPIRACY
I have watched leaders who have been raised in a family of conspiracy theorists.
They imagine everyone is against them.
They can misconstrue the best of intentions, into a negative action.
Their talk is continually of the conflicts and hurts – created by others.

3. COMPETITIVENESS
Such people are always comparing themselves with others.
They can quote their figures as the biggest, best and fastest.
In fact they flourish in a fight, and justify it, as just being competitive. They find strength in conflict, and are often spiritually energised by fighting perceived wrongs.

4. CONTROLLING
Sadly such people are controlling in everything they do.
If they can’t be in control – they will compete, criticise and attempt to crush.
When people need to crush everything – not of their world – it shows a huge deficiency in their personal stature.
The Bible says to;
A. LOVE YOUR ENEMIES
B. DO GOOD TO THOSE WHO DO BAD TO YOU
C. PRAY BLESSING ON THOSE WHO CURSE YOU
Never follow a leader, or fellowship with people, who are constantly in conflict with others. No matter how gifted they are!


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