Unfortunately, it’s not enough to be patient with someone for a moment . . . we’re to stand by them through the long haul. So how do we stick it out through thick and thin?
Sure, it’s easy to be patient with someone you get along with. But it’s another story when it’s someone who rubs you the wrong way, and perhaps, fights you at every turn. Insight on this difficult dilemma.
Christians are not immune to disagreements. Being part of a church family doesn’t mean you’ll see eye to eye with everyone in the congregation.
Being kind to those we love isn’t always easy! Too often, we lash out with an unkind word or comment. It’s not enough to be a nice person. Kindness requires taking action.
A kind word or deed can make someone’s day. Whether it’s a word of encouragement, or a helping hand, simple acts can really make a difference.
No matter how hard we try, envy still seems to creep into our hearts. He makes more money, or, She has a bigger house . . . and the list goes on and on.
When we do a kind deed or accomplish something great . . . we want to be recognized for it. And when no one else acknowledges our actions . . . we tend to “toot our own horn.” Let's look at how boasting affects those around us. Instead of bringing yourself up . . . you may be putting someone else down.
Each of us have areas where we excel. And at one time or another we’ve all thought . . . “I can do that better than he can, or she can.” But God calls us to love others . . . and resist engaging in a comparison game.