Saturday, 1 January 2011
CONSIDERATION OF OTHERS
"So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you...."
Who is able to figure out why people treat others and each other so rotten at times?
Only God really knows. All of us experience difficulties when interacting with others. God knows this and has given us guidelines to follow that will help you and Ilive in peace. This peace I am talking about is inner peace (God’s peace). We have no control over someone’s actions toward us, but we can control how we treat them. When we control our actions and treat others in positive ways, there is no room for us to have feelings of guilt or shame. Friends and family do things that wound us, that’s the way life is.
Sometimes in response to other people's actions towards us we have a tendency to want to do something hurtful back to them. Jesus, in the scripture is saying; treat others the way you want to be treated. My pastor recently was telling the church to go to God first before you respond to how someone is treating you.
Pray and seek God before hurting someone because they have hurt you. I think it is very unhealthy to allow someone to continually treat a person poorly. If there is someone in your life who you feel is always hurting you, please seek to talk a leader in your church. If you are not in a church find an adult who you know you can trust and talk to them. Please do it immediately, without hesitation, no one should continually be harmed by another. Happy New Year!