I have seen people who love to aggravate but when it comes to someone else aggravating them, they turn upset. They can dish it out but would rather not take the same measure of anguish given back to them. Looking at the other view, whatever you give, you will get back. We can laugh at this scenario yet it all happens to the best of us. It’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt is another saying people tend to use. Lets take this on the positive note. When we give in a positive way, many things positive will return and be bestowed upon us. From compassion, to showing mercy, to love, God will always give back to us what we dish out.
Luke 6:36-38 Try and show as much compassion as your Father does. Never criticize or condemn or it will all come back on you. Go easy on others; then they will do the same for you. For if you give, you will get. Your gift will return to you in full and overflowing measure, pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, and running over. Whatever measure you use to give, large or small will be used to measure what is given back to you.
What goes around will come around. Another statement of truth with the sowing and reaping monologue. People in your life may have hurt you, lied to you and even mistreated you because of what someone else may have said. What really matters is what you have done. Even if it is not true, let it go. It is not worth the anger or bitterness it causes. I have had people use me as the scapegoat for their problems regardless if I truly didn’t mean to hurt them or whatever they wanted to believe. I have even went to people in which they believed I was the main cause of their attitude, agony or suffering and even apologized for the endeavor. If I have made it right before God and before them, even if I wasn’t the blame, God will always bless those who give first. I know in past, I have tried to stay clean with truth. Truth always comes out no matter how much time as went by. Again, you know people by their fruit.
Keep in mind, what you say about others, others will say about you. What you forgive others for, others will forgive you. What you give in word or deed, others will give to you in word or deed. Think about the last time someone made you mad and you said some unkind words. Think twice about judging someone because it was different in what you believe. So if you lack peace, joy,compassion or mercy, maybe you should dish out some first, it will eventually come back to you in a greater measure. Good or bad what goes around comes around and it might just hit you square in the face.