The definition of thwarting is: 1. To prevent the occurrence, realization, or attainment of: They thwarted her plans.
2. To oppose and defeat the efforts, plans, or ambitions of another or others.
The word thwarting isn’t used very often today. We mostly find it in literature written years ago. Yet, we’ve all been thwarted at some time or another. In fact thwarting seems to be our national past time. People are increasingly more self-centered and less concerned about the welfare of others. Some people will go out of their way just to thwart someone, in order to keep them down and beneath the thwarter. However, a little known bylaw of the Golden Rule or Harvest Principles states: Thwart and be thwarted. Yes, whatever we want for another will be done to us. If we thwart, we can expect to be thwarted. In fact, the only way not to be thwarted is not to thwart. Or to put it in another way, if a person encourages, promotes, or helps another person to reach their goals or desires, the person will reap encouragement, promotion or help in their goals or desires. Therefore, the thwarting cycle is thwarted by doing good to others.
Jesus told a parable about a king returning and dividing the nations as a shepherd would divide sheep from the goats. He then said to the righteous people that they had fed him when he was hungry, clothed him when he was naked, took him in when he was homeless, visited him when he was sick, and went to him when he was in prison. The righteous people asked him when they had done all that for him, and he replied, “Whatever you do unto the least of these my brethren, you do unto me.” In other words, whatever we do to another person is done to God. Jesus said that the king rewarded the righteous people for their good deeds, but condemned the other group because of their unrighteousness. The unrighteous had thwarted others, instead of blessing others.
So I guess thwarting is really the opposite of blessing.
I hope everyone will refrain from thwarting and will have a blessed day.
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