Have you ever wondered how to deal with difficult people? Have you ever wondered how some people can keep calm in the midst of intensely annoying situations?
All of us know at least one person who can really make you wonder why on earth God made you related or place you in the same work environment.
Everybody is different and whether you like it or not – you have to sit with someone on the train, bus, deal with other drivers on the road, work with people, attend church, deal with family members, etc.
Keeping quiet sometimes doesn’t mean you are foolish or weak.
Today is here only once. Enjoy it.
I have learned to keep quiet (sometimes), not because I can’t give someone a piece of my mind or tell them where to go (Lord, have mercy on me) but because I believe that in some situations, silence is the best answer. Besides, why give another human being control of how my day will be?
When someone annoys you and just keeps on doing it and won’t stop, perhaps having a field day doing it, don’t submit to their plan. I’m not saying you should quarrel with him or her or just accept their insults. Just don’t allow their plan to ruin your day.
What am I talking about?
You don’t have to respond to everything that ticks you off.
Whenever I’m in a situation where I have to deal with difficult or annoying people, I tell that spirit in whoever that it will not have control of my day.
Why? Because greater is He that is in me, than he that is in the world. And I stand on this Word, “What a bad person plots against the good, boomerangs; the plotter gets it in the end” (Prov. 21:18 MSG).
And that’s the truth.
Some arguments are not worth the headache (and even heartache). Should you forgive?
As difficult as it may be, yes (so you don’t walk around carrying anger with you). Who wants to be sad everyday?
Don’t give someone else control over how your day is going to be.
You decide that no matter what, you will have a good day. Oh, learn to love people you can’t tolerate. It is difficult but your peace is more important.
Question: How do you deal with difficult people?
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Belinda is a Global Privacy and Cybersecurity Consultant, Corporate Trainer, Writer, and International Speaker with a unique blend of law and technology expertise. In addition, she is a digital entrepreneur, ordained pastor, mentor to women ready to impact their generation. She is the host of Destiny Chats podcast and lives in New York with her family. For consultation , click here
Amen sister Belinda! I am learning to size my environment and people according to my instincts. Then choose to keep my thoughts, stay calm, and gently walk away if need to ….I want to maximize the quality of my life.
Have a wonderful day. God bless
Amen Ana. I appreciate your support. That’s it – maximize every moment.
Belinda I do agree with you, you just have to love those difficult individuals that we come in contact with.God tends to put individuals in our life(and perhaps even in our own family)who feels empty or bitter. Loving those individuals will mean turning to God each day, looking to him to be our source of love, and going to him for a fresh filling of his love.Loving those individuals will require the sacrifice of self.
You are so right. Dealing with difficult people forces us to submit to God and let Him take control.