Has anyone ever given you a compliment and an insult at the same time?
That's never happened to you? It's happened to me more times than I care to admit. When someone does this, it is being what the Bible calls double minded. A compliment does not need to be wrapped in a thinly veiled insult. Someone recently gave me a compliment and then completely negated the compliment with a generous salt shake of negativity.
That's what is known in slang as "low key shade"
I listened and pondered whether to curtly say thank you or rise above this present situation because it was abstract.
It was a dingy shade of gray.
Cloudy with a chance of rain. That is until I smiled. I carry the sunshine with me ya know:-)
God says I carry his spirit, so there will be no dark, dismal gray in my presence.
People are quick to put others in boxes and tie it up with a bow. More often than not, people are more comfortable looking at who you were, rather than who you are in this present time and space. When someone looks at you and only sees what you were and not who you are, they are handcuffing you to your past. If your present is not your past, no one has the right to try to take you back to a land God delivered you from. Do you know anything about that? I could have come up with something snarky to say, but I didn't.
So how did I handle it?
I used two little words that shut down any further communication.