Wednesday, June 4, 2014

People-problems?

Last year, this question and then thought (see below) hit me when I heard Joyce Meyer say:
"You better like yourself because wherever you go, there you are."
THOT*: If you find that you have problems with people in all the places you go to, I suggest you honestly take some time to look at the person who was in all those places... yes, You!

It's sadly funny when you think about it: If you have challenges getting along with people - pardon me, if you believe people have challenges getting along with you wherever you go, why would you (or anyone else) think that it's all those other people that are the problem? Some of us are so quick to talk about what others did or didn't do to or for us in the different places - offices, churches, schools, event - we go to forgetting that 1 Corinthians 11:31 says:
For if we searchingly examined ourselves [detecting our shortcomings and recognizing our own condition], we should not be judged and penalty decreed [by the divine judgment].**

If you truly examine yourself, you may find out that all your "people-problems" are really "person-problems" or even personal problems. It may be a hard fact to swallow but if you think about it and digest it, you can ingest it then make appropriate changes to yourself.

Let me put this in perspective:

"I don't believe you have to be better than everybody else. 
I believe you have to be better than you ever thought you could be."
~ Ken Venturi
In Joyce Meyer's words: 
Many times we are our own problem. 
Only the truth about yourself will set you free.

To recap, I'm not saying that other people are not "problems"... in fact, some people are "troublesome problems" (if any such phrase exists). However, if your constant complaint is about other people everywhere, look inwards and make appropriate adjustments. God bless

References:
* THOT - Think Honestly On This
** Amplified

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