A post about our attitudes and my answer.
HOW DO YOU TREAT OTHERS?
Have you ever wondered how you treat people? Not how you think you treat others but how you really do. We may think we are acting one way when in reality we’re acting completely different. You may think you’re being nice but in reality you’re being unkind. It’s not just what you say but how your body language is. Body language can speak volumes without saying a word. We need to be mindful of that too. Facial expressions are important too. I know there have been a couple of times when my husband pointed out I was rude when I didn’t think I was. I’ve said the same thing to him before. I think we are living in such a fast paced life that we are not aware of how we come across to others. It shouldn’t be that way but it can be at times.
Do you remember what is known as The Golden Rule in the Bible? It tells us to treat others the way we want them to treat us. Can you say that you treat others the way you want them to treat you? I know we can have our mind on other things but that doesn’t give us the right to be rude. Why not start paying attention to your expressions, your body language and the tone of your voice. It’s easy to notice how others are acting but not so much how we are acting ourselves. You may be surprised at what you find out.
The next time a situation gets you to react, stop
and pay close attention to the way you handle the situation. It could save you some heartache in the near future. Then again it could be a good witnessing time if handled correctly as a Christian should. Pay attention and choose wisely. Once rude words come out of your mouth and you act a certain way, it can never be undone. Think before you act and maybe you will not be rude to anyone. You can be kind in any situation. We are to look to Jesus Christ as our example and follow it. He had an untold number of times He could be rude and hateful because of the way He was treated yet He was never rude so we don’t have to be either.
I’ve heard it said and even seen it written out a few times recently that’s it not how others treat us that matters. It’s how we treat them that’s more important. We can’t help how others treat us but we can help how we treat others. We are held accountable as to how we treat others not how they treat us. How they treat others is their responsibility not ours. If everyone treated others the way they want to be treated, the world would be a much nicer place. It has to start with someone. Why not be that someone?
REMEMBER, JESUS CHRIST IS LORD AND SAVIOR FOREVER! IS HE YOURS? IF NOT, HE WANTS TO BE. SEEK HIM WITH ALL YOUR HEART AND YOU WILL FIND HIM. HE’S WAITING TO SHOW YOU THE WAY IN WHICH YOU SHOULD ACT IN EVERY SITUATION. LET HIM.
GOD LOVES YOU. HE REALLY DOES.
GOD NIGHT AND GOD BLESS
I was always concerned about this. I was raised as an orphan in different not-so-loving homes and wasn’t treated very well. And then I went to the Marine Corps and that made my character/actions even worse so to speak. Not only did I not get love but I also did not get it nor know how to have much compassion. I always felt like a bull in a China shop. Some people use that as a joke but I don’t like it. I don’t like being that way. But God is working on me and I’m going to ask him to have his way. I’m not very good at reading long, dragged-out posts, but this will captured my attention and I’m glad that it did. God bless you for posting this.