I Peter 5:5
Young men, in the same way be submissive to those who are older. All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, “God opposes the proud but give grace to the humble.” (Proverbs 3:34)
How many times have you been “right” in a situation in your life with your children, your husband or friends and fought till the bitter end because you KNEW you were right? Sometimes, in our need to win and be right, we make a left turn and it all becomes very wrong. Think about that for a second. In your need to be right and heard, if you become proud and lose sight of the person with whom you are arguing, and you become mean spirited and hateful, then you are wrong. Be careful not to cross the line from right into wrong.
Humble yourself before men, which means, you can give your point of view, but then leave it and walk away. Give the person you are arguing with some time to think about your point. While they are thinking, pray to God to open up their eyes to your point of view and ask God to take away your own desire to “win” and be right. We all get ourselves into these types of situations. But, the wisest of people will learn to drop it and move forward. Is it worth risking the relationship with the other person, just so you can say you were right? Ask yourself that question while you are arguing your point.
Father, I am a prideful person. I admit it. I usually want to be right and I will fight to the end, which I am realizing is very wrong. God, teach me how to be humble. Being humble is so foreign to me --it almost feels weak. But, I know it is not weakness, but a sign of tremendous strength. Give me the courage to be humble and walk away if I am damaging a relationship with a loved one.
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