You have My Spirit. You have given (to) Me yourself, and you are Mine. With this you now see. Still in part, but you are no longer blind. The many that work beside you, they are still in deep darkness – blind to what is now obvious to you. But you only see by My Spirit. It is not your doing, but a gift of My hand as you choose to follow Me. They do not have such a gift. As they respond, so I give. Do not grow impatient with them, nor grow angry. They do not see. Lead them gently with a heart to forgive. Even when they call you a fool for My Name’s sake, regard them not as enemies, as I regarded you not in your days of blindness. You are the light in the darkness; an unlit candle cannot be expected to illuminate. Love them as I have loved you. Draw them closer; do not shun and judge. They cannot see; you work with them, that someday they might.
1Cor 2:14 (ESV) – The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned.
Bottom Line: As Christians working amongst non-Christians, it is easy to forget why those that are lost act as they do. We somehow forget and expect them to act differently. We need to have patience, love and forgiveness, as God has had with us, that one day they might see.