People are so opinionated… One of those opinionated people is me.
I mean seriously I have my OWN blog site… to talk about the things that are on MY mind… about things that challenge ME!
opinionated! – yes I am… (not proud about it just aware!)
But believe it or not I love being challenged… I love the debate… why?
Because when I don’t know, what I don’t know and are confronted with that fact… I am challenged!
Have you ever laid awake thinking… “how could someone think something like that?” or “What were they thinking?” or even “why do they always seem to be against me”…
Good chances are you’re in the process of growing.
God brings people into our lives that help us to grow in an area…
For me who is someone who is black and white in my thinking… he brings people into my life who are less defined in their thinking (I call it grey) … it’s a clash, however it brings an understanding from both sides.
An Administrator who wants to be more people focused… is placed in a job where they have to stop what they’re doing (leaving their lists behind) to serve a person… sometimes even face to face (shock horror)
Or God teaches patience by bringing someone into your life who is the most annoying person you have ever met… or is late all the time… God doesn’t just hand out these gifts, they are often the result of hard work.
So be careful what you ask God for… because he may answer your prayer.
There’s a Proverb that says “Iron sharpens Iron”…
It can often feel… painful… uncomfortable… sometimes heated… feels like a constant nagging… short sighted… and can get hot!
But do you know what?
When you start to soften and start to see where the other person is coming from you start to expand… expand your mind… your thoughts… your actions.
You don’t have to agree on EVERYTHING the other person says… but remember this:
If they have said something that is really annoying you… it may very well be because you need to grow in one area… and God has chosen this ‘annoying person’ to help you through that painful growing process!
Thank God for the annoying people!