As a Christian, I find so often that my reaction to people who are rude and difficult is less than loving and merciful. How can that be when I have Jesus in my life?
Paul the Apostle said in Romans 7:18, “In me (that is in my flesh, my humanness) there dwells no good thing.” God expects nothing from us but total failure with regard to being like Jesus. When we face attacks in life that assault our faith and Christian character, we have to admit before The Lord that we have no might or power in ourselves. Yet as we look to Christ who lives in us as believers by faith, He will give to us His power to let His character flow through us to bless others. The secret to Victory in Christ is that He lives the life through us!