Don’t get frustrated with the people around you

frustrated with peoplePeople are either a blessing or a lesson.

That is beautiful because it almost rhymes and expresses profound truth. So we should not despise the people who are lessons to us — the frustrating ones. It appears to me that is generally cute to despise others: “I don’t hate people. I just feel better when they’re not around,” one T-shirt says. And thus we families that fall apart. Since we can’t get along with others (we are unwilling to work at building relationships and blame others, not ourselves), we wind up with loneliness.

This is my plea for you to work at relationships, to restore, to forgive, and to give without expecting in return. Demolition is much easier than construction. To tear down feels pleasurable. But the rubble left is no fun. It is better to build, even if it is costly. Build your family, your friendships, your church.

13 responses to “Don’t get frustrated with the people around you

  1. Hard work sometimes, but incredibly important.

  2. I am starting to believe that giving is actually a gift. A seed if you will. You plant and don’t expect any crop tomorrow. That would be weird. But giving without the expectation of return is essential. In fact, Biblical.

  3. Thanks so much for sharing this word with us! It encourages me to keep trying!

  4. Thank you for this message! It is quite timely and spoke to me. 🙂

  5. Reblogged this on Doc Murf's Corner Bookshelf and commented:
    Not just other people, but situations, trials, & tribulations, as well as successes!

  6. An awful lot of lessons out there!

  7. Thank you for this important reminder. 😉

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