Loving Difficult People-Pastor Bobbie Chavis
Loving Difficult People
Wednesday October 23, 2019
Christ. Allows you to have a better relationship with spouse as well as others.
Blessing. If you are a Disciple then you will respond in this matter.
Prayers. Have you ever prayed for someone’s demise or for them to be better?
These responses have the potential to deflate the negative emotion in the
Room and draw attention to the unkindness, but in a respectful manner.
Next time you are faced with a difficult person try to find something about them you appreciate and tell them.
Why? Sometimes people are difficult because they do not feel appreciated or valued. When they feel appreciated, often times they release whatever anger they are holding on to.
This is what the Bible promises us. We will inherit a blessing when we love the unlovely.
The blessing may be a renewed or repaired relationship
The blessing may be the opportunity to Disciple someone.
The blessing may be the power of God working through us in a difficult situation.
There will always be a blessing when we choose to love the unlovely.
Imagine this world if every Christian decided to love the unlovely.
Just imagine. We are never more like Christ than when we love the unlovely.
[Pastor Bobbie Chavis]