Today, I find myself slightly discouraged and contemplating the question “Where did I go wrong?”
Don’t be alarmed. I’m not going to need drugs or therapy over it, but I am curious to hear your thoughts on this.
I learned recently of a situation in which I was evidently wrong in my attitude toward someone, they became offended, and I didn’t even know of it.
Now that I have found out about it, a few things are running through my head and heart about how I am dealing with it.
I’ll be transparent and share some of them with you.
First, my flesh says “Why didn’t this person tell me this before now?” or “Why did they not tell me this when it happened?”
Then, I hear my mind saying “They were just looking for something to get mad about!” or “They just don’t know how to handle things like an adult!”
Then, I realize that my “self-preservation” mechanism has kicked in and I’m just allowing pride to raise its ugly head in me.
I know how to handle this with the person (of course, go to them and make it right), but how do I deal with the feelings it causes inside me?
How do you handle these feelings? How do you navigate through areas of conflict? How do deal with yourself in areas of pride and offense?
“Father, help me today to be real. Help me to be quick to repent and forgive. Help me to be open to being wrong.”
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