How to Deal

How do you deal with people who do something or say something that you don’t like?  How do you deal with people who do something or say something that you do like?  As a very outspoken person, my response is typically to verbally respond to that person and let that person know how I feel.  As I’ve grown spiritually, I’ve learned that every situation needs to be dealt with appropriately and sometimes that means not saying anything at all.  The best thing you can do is actually use it as an opportunity to learn.  Humble yourself and ask God to keep you and help prevent you from dealing with people that way.  If folks do something that doesn’t sit well with you, instead of getting upset or angry use it as an opportunity to learn what not to do, how not to treat people, what not to say.  Also, whatever you do, don’t allow the actions of other people to cause you to sin.  Don’t disappoint God by gossiping or cursing them out.  Doing so, will only result in you later having to repent to God for your actions.  Besides, the satisfaction in doing those things will only last for a moment and to be honest, won’t really change anything for the better in the long run.

On the flip side, when you have someone that does something you do like, learn from that as well.  Every experience should be a learning experience and one can never be too old to learn.  I once heard my Pastor say something extremely profound, when situations come our way we have to learn how to respond and not react.  It’s easy to react, but it takes a strong person to respond.  In our response, we must always remember to pray.  Pray for others, but also pray for yourself.  It’s easy to point the finger, but self-reflection can sometimes be a hard pill to swallow.  My question to you, what will you chose to do?  How will you deal?  #iDeclare #wemustlearnhowtodeal

Prayer:

Father God, in the name of Jesus.  I come asking for you to help me learn how to deal.  When I deal with people, help me to understand that it can be a learning opportunity.  I decree and declare that I will respond to whatever situation comes my way and I will not react.  I will not allow anyone to cause me to sin.  I will walk in the love of God at all times no matter what. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

Scripture Reference:

Ephesians 4:29

Proverbs 21:23

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