Some will say, ‘I can handle it’ or ‘all is well’ or even ‘no worries.’ But if most would be honest, there are just some things that do impact how we feel and we should never hold back out of fear, worry or avoidance. When something has hurt you, be honest and share your feelings. Healing and growth can take place. Let’s take a moment to discuss, “Handling it.”
You may say, this doesn’t pertain to me at all. I can respect that but there has to be one time or another that someone or something really bothered you and instead of you being honest about it, you just, “let it slide,” so to speak. But how about if the person kept doing it or you found yourself in this situation again. It is time to change how you handle things. This does not mean to respond in a negative or aggressive way but in honesty and truth. You will be amazed at the respect that can rise up out of it.
Definitely, there may be those times you have to move past and not make a big deal about. This can be viewed as, giving grace (room for error) and forgiveness, even if not asked, just as we would want the same. Keep in mind, God does not want us to live in such a way that we are constantly fault-finding and easily angered. However, He also does not want any of us to be misused, taken advantage of and/or bullied.
We must become aware of the things we are allowing. We also should acknowledge the things we have to change about ourselves. We live in a world where others are not as important as ourselves but we also must pay attention to how we are living and what we can do to become all that God wants us to be. Being impactful requires us to change with God’s help and learning to stop the things that have affected us in negative ways.
If we were honest, we can all do better. Too many are passing blame on everything else and not taking responsibility when necessary. When we learn to handle it well, we learn to deal with things appropriately. Even if you may not get the response you thought you would, do the right thing and keep a clear conscious for growth and integrity.
We must keep in mind, we are to lead by example. Most of the time, the change necessary must begin with us. There have been several times that not only did I have to confront an issue but I had to acknowledge my faults just as much. When we do these things, we are leading by example. Too many wait for the other person or someone else to do something about “it.” If we are directly involved, it’s important to seek God for guidance in resolving the issue and learn when to just leave it alone after something has been said. Trust God’s wisdom, guidance and discernment after you have taken time with Him in prayer first.
Honestly, every blog I write is to encourage you the reader. I believe now that you have read it, you can encourage others. Share with others. Take a moment to comment and let me know when you had to confront some things that needed to change in your life. What did you do and how did it change? I believe your stories can help others so thank you for commenting and sharing.
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