“God blesses you when people mock you and persecute you and lie about you and say all sorts of evil things against you because you are my followers. – Matthew 5:11 (NLT)
Have you ever been mocked for your faith? I remember a time when I had a job and my boss just hated Christians. He did everything in his power to make life hard for me. I worked at a restaurant, and he would try to knock trays of food and drinks out of my arms, all because he didn’t like me and what I stood for as a Christian.
Instead of retaliating, like I wanted to, I felt like God was leading me to ignore the bad treatment and to just keep a good attitude in the situation. So each day I showed up to work and I did my best to act like my boss’s actions didn’t bother me. I always treated him fairly and with respect.
After a year or so of working there, my boss’s attitude toward me began to change. He was never really over the top nice to me, but once he told me that I was the first Christian who hadn’t let him down or flaked out on him. He never came to know Jesus, but he respected me and with time treated me better.
Just like me, you’re going to face situations where people aren’t going to treat you right due to your faith. When that happens, ask God for wisdom. The person who is mistreating you might have a lot of hurt from other Christians that is causing them to act the way they do. If you ask Him, God will give you wisdom and show you how you should respond.