Have you ever had to pray for someone that treated you bad? We’re often told to pray for our enemies, but what are we supposed to pray? People always say, “God knows your heart”. So if that’s the case why do we need to pray for someone that doesn’t mean us well? I’m usually good at praying a general prayer for my enemies like, “God have mercy on my enemies.”, but there are times when even a prayer consisting of 6 words seems like too much for someone that deliberately tried to destroy me. I’ve even talked to God about the fact that I really, in my heart do not want to pray for my enemies. See the one thing that I can’t do is lie to God, remember he’s all knowing; so he already knows how I feel. He often speaks to me and lets me know that it’s not about me. Sometimes we are just the catalyst to deliver a message. Many times we don’t understand why people that we care about seem to be so deliberately mean to us. We often don’t consider that a person that is extremely broken does not have the ability to really care about anyone, not even themselves. They live their lives in survival mode spewing out poisonous darts of misery everywhere they go. They don’t understand the goodness in your heart and you don’t understand the animosity in theirs. Many times they are jealous of those that are genuinely happy, not understanding that everyone has problems. The difference is that some people choose to continue to carry problems on his or her back and others choose to release them and move on. Unfortunately, people that come in to your life that emit resentment towards the world will soon play target practice with you. It’s true that misery really does love company and unfortunately if you entertain a miserable spirit, before long they will gladly infect your environment. The only time these people are happy is when they rob everyone else of their joy. They hate to see you do anything new and innovative, they also hate to see you laugh or smile, and they definitely hate it when you purchase something new. Now how silly is that? The only time these people seem content is when someone is doing something for them, but before long, they hate that as well. A person that is in turmoil about their reality can't really find happiness or peace of mind anywhere. Ironically, they always want to remain in close proximity with you to calculate everything you do. Strangely enough they have a love/hate burning in their heart for you because they secretly admire your tenacity. Unfortunately, they don’t have the capacity to celebrate any of your achievements because they don’t have anything in their life that they can be proud of. The devil is cunning. Periodically he sends representatives trimmed in pleasantries that tell you those things that you want to hear. This is their way of getting into your environment to render you unguarded. They are being used to seek, kill and destroy your spirit and assassinate your dreams. Be careful who you trust with your future. Understand and know that everyone close to you does not necessarily want you to succeed. You need to pray and ask God to reveal your dream killers and quickly remove them from your path. 2 Corinthians-10:4 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds.