Are you an emotional thief
How is your relationship going?
Father, teach me to be compassionate, while protecting me from being manipulated.
I have met many emotional thieves in my life.
Emotional thieves are people who are compassionately dead to others while demanding attention to themselves.
When I have a hurt or problem and confide in them, they either: mock me and laugh about it, condemn me and say it is my own fault or simply don’t care.
However, if they so much as stub their toe, they behave like it is a national emergency and they world has to stop to take care of them.
It is same as with any accomplishment.
If I win a prestigious award and tell them about it, they are dead and only give an eh, or I could have and should have done better.
If they do anything, they like to stand on a pedestal and shout to the world their great accomplishment and expect me to behave as if it is the second coming of Christ. I find myself as cold as ice towards them.
How do you think Jesus feels?
When He reveals to us His hurt in say someone’s life and tries to move us to have compassion on them and we either laugh at them, condemn them or simply don’t care.
Yet, when we have a hurt or problem we expect Jesus to drop the whole world just to take care of our hurt or problem.
How do you think Jesus feels when He gives us spectacular sunrises or sunsets and alls we say is eh? Yet, when we miserly put a buck in the collection plate and say Look at that Jesus, isn’t that great. Aren’t I so wonderful? Aren’t You going to praise me?
How do you think Jesus behaves towards us when these things occur between you and Him?
How do you behave towards emotional thieves? Personally, I feel emotionally dead towards them. Would you like Jesus to feel emotionally dead towards you?
“’Tis paradise, if thou art here; If thou depart, ‘tis hell.”
Prayer: My beloved Yehew (god of His people) I thank you for having a circle relationship with me, one of giving and receiving. I do deeply appreciate all Your wonderful gifts You so generously abundantly give me and I am grateful for the opportunity to give back. I give thanks in the name of Your most beautiful gift, Jesus Christ. Amen.
May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.