Faith. Relationship. Career

Thursday, 2 August 2012

DON'T BECOME YOUR WORST ENEMY!!!

Most people believe their enemies are those ex-friends and lovers who just spend their precious time planning their downfall. (hmmmmm!!). Yes, Agreed! These set of people may know exactly how to press the wrong buttons and take you to that place where you do not like to go. They might have even wronged you in a major way....maybe stolen a boyfriend/girlfriend or said some damaging and unforgivable things.

I came across this quote on my Facebook News Feed and realised how so many people apply this to their relationships - "My personality is me and my attitude depends on you". I honestly see the difference and agree with this statement to an extent. However, have you also noticed how your attitude can slowly become your personality and those around you cannot tell the difference.

Some people carry hurt and pain for a very long period of time. The person who wronged you might have even moved on to a better phase in life while you let their mistake make you bitter and take you backwards. Eventually, you notice that the bitterness you have stored up for so long is not only directed at that person from the past but at the people you care about.

While it is understandable that your reaction was a moment's display of hurt, "In your anger do not sin: Don't let the sun go down while you are still angry"- Ephesians 4:26. It is okay to feel disappointed (and any other emotion that comes up in the moment) but most of us take it a lot further by calling other people into the business and instantly, your big fight with a close friend becomes a case for the village elders to settle. You spend years talking about the same issue. Most times the problem starter may feel apologetic but you don't see this because you are so lost in anger.

Remember this: People don't see the person you are talking about but they see you. Whoever was not present at the battle field can never understand the level of intensity so don't bother dramatizing it anyways:). What is the difference between a soldier who comes back from battle and keeps going over how much he has suffered for his country or the pain he has been through and the soldier who just soaks in the win and celebrates Life. Every encounter, every tribulation, even defeats should bring out a better you.

Let's focus on our reactions and we might just teach other people how to act. Stay positive and God bless :D

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