Everybody has been hurt at some point in one way or the other by someone. However, what matters is not the fact that we were hurt but what we do after that. Instead of brooding over the pain and the person that hurt us or thinking of ways to get back at the person, there are ways that we can respond that would make the bad experience turn out for our good and the person that hurt us would realize his wrong at the end of the day. The best revenge is not hurting the person that hurt us; the fact that someone treated you badly does not mean you should treat them badly or treat other people bad because of the wrong someone did you. The Bible says we should not be overcome by evil but we should overcome evil with good. Getting back at someone for hurting us degrades us. We are much more than that.
One of the ways to respond to hurt is being and doing what they said or think you can’t do and not just that, being the best at it. Imagine how that teacher that thought you were the dumbest person in the world would feel when his son tries to apply for a job in your company. How sweet!
Another way I have learnt to deal with hurt is to be happy irrespective of what people have done to hurt me and live life to the fullest as though they did not even exist and as if I was never hurt. Someone embarrassed you and treated you like trash; tell yourself you are not who that person says you are but who God says you are. Perhaps someone rejected you and didn’t think you are worth keeping; I want you to know that even if you are not precious in the eyes of someone, there is someone else out there that values you. The best feeling is when someone appreciates everything about you that someone else took for granted.
Imagine the look on the face of that person that said you can never amount to anything when he sees you soaring high and successful. How do you think the people who took you for granted and looked down on you would feel when they see how great you become?
Anytime you think about people who hurt you, forget about the hurt and work on proving them wrong. Show the people that said you couldn’t that you can. Show the people that said you were not good enough that they were too blind to see what you are really made of.
Make up your mind to be fine and happy in spite of their opinion. Don’t let the pain make you hate. Hurts will eat you up inside and reduce your capacity to reach your best. Don’t let bitterness steal your sweetness. Rise above the pain and bring out the treasure hidden inside of you.