How Can You Handle Difficult People?
There are times in every person’s life when people feel difficult. They hurt your feelings, let you down, frustrate you, and simply mess with you. What do you do? How do you respond? What’s the best way to handle a difficult person? Check out 2 Timothy 2:23-26:
“23 Again I say, don’t get involved in foolish, ignorant arguments that only start fights. 24 A servant of the Lord must not quarrel but must be kind to everyone, be able to teach, and be patient with difficult people. 25 Gently instruct those who oppose the truth. Perhaps God will change those people’s hearts, and they will learn the truth. 26 Then they will come to their senses and escape from the devil’s trap. For they have been held captive by him to do whatever he wants.
The Bible is full of brilliant advice on how to handle your relationships, the difficult part is following through and being obedient to the word! I am truly convinced, after 15 years of working with couples in conflict, that the best thing you can do when frustrated with your spouse is be patient and loving. Unless you are being abused emotionally or physically, of course.
How could you live 2 Timothy 2:24 this week with your spouse? Leave a comment and let us know what you want to do this week to love your spouse like you are challenged in 2 Timothy.