Monday, May 6, 2013

Facing Difficult Relationships

All of us at some time or another in our lives face difficult relationships.  Knowing how to respond can be challenging, to say the least.  Handling the situation prayerfully and making sure our own hearts are pure before God are the first things to do.  But you most likely know that.

Think about this for a moment - Do you or someone you know have personal regrets after losing a loved one?  “If only I had said this to them,” or “If only I had reacted better when that happened,” or “If only I had been more supportive,” or “If only I had invested in more time with them,” or “If only I had understood…”  Although it may seem like I am changing the subject here, I am actually making my point:

no regret

Now, I don’t mean tolerating sin.  It could be that God may very well want you to confront and perhaps set boundaries.  It is imperative to seek God’s direction and implement His will.

Let God do the driving1

Letting our emotions steer and control us will get us in trouble, inevitably taking us where we don’t need to go. 

Whether the Lord calls you to boldness or quietness, when you go about it His way, then you can lay your head down at each day’s end, knowing that you responded the right way; God’s way.

roses “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.”   Gal. 5:22-23



Miz Helen said...

Mrs. Smith,
I really enjoyed your post and wish I had brought you a nice slice of that Candied Lemon Thyme Bread. Thanks for stopping by to visit!
Miz Helen

Stephanie said...

Your post is packed with wisdom, my friend! I loved how your said, "Let God do the driving, not your emotions - AMEN! Unfortunately it is easy to let emotions reign and take control, thank you for the reminder.

Have a beautiful day!

Hugs to you!

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