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 Enoma is a Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Consultant, Corporate Trainer and Global Speaker with a unique blend of law and technology expertise. She is a digital entrepreneur, author, ordained pastor, global conference host and mentor to women who desire to impact their generation. For bookings, click here