Sunday, July 29, 2012

Are You Easy To Live With?

Ask yourself this question.  Better yet, ask your husband and children this question.

Do you get offended easily?

Are you moody and complain a lot?

Do you get irritated easily when things aren't going your way?

Are you argumentative and wanting to always be right?

Do people have to walk on eggshells around you worried you may get angry?

Do you try and control people and situations?

Do you dominate conversations and interrupt others when they are speaking?

If you are easy to get along with ~

You won't get offended easily.  You will let others have their opinions and express themselves without taking everything personally.

You will learn to control your moods and learn to be thankful and content.

It will be fine if things don't go your way.  You understand that God is in control and the inconveniences are usually to teach you something important.

You will learn to not argue by biting your tongue and letting others be right.  You can express your opinions but then leave it alone.

People will be comfortable being around you knowing you accept them just the way that they are and you refuse to get angry.  Instead you are patient and gentle with them.

You let others be who they are and you want to know what other people want before making decisions.

You are a much better listener than talker.  You let people share their ideas and opinions fully and speak words that are encouraging and uplifting.

So, how did you rate?  Life is too short to make anyone else's life miserable.

To speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle,
and to show perfect courtesy toward all people.
Titus 3:2