Continuing in our study of mediating our household and selves, we take on the second part of Romans 12:16
Romans 12: 16 "Do not have a high opinion of yourself, but be in agreement with common people. Never be wise in your own conceits."
Keep humility in mind when you are dealing with the people you love. How can you have an argument when you admit that you are human and fallible. Keep a humble opinion of yourself and be open to listening.
Never get yourself in the position that you feel you are too important to listen to the cries of others. Be it your children, your spouse, your friends, your co-workers. Do not be so proud that you refuse to look inward at your own misgivings and ignore the grievances of others.
Sometimes when we are the ones who have been hurt, we can see pride rear up as well. We forget that forgiveness is absolutely essential. We can feel that the other person doesn't "deserve" to be heard, or forgiven because of what they have done. But the truth is that none of us DESERVE to be forgiven, for we have all sinned and we are all guilty of hurting others.
I know it might sting a bit, but take a breath and be willing to listen. Then be willing to forgive.
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Elizabeth Bourgeret is a life coach, author and she is the creator of the teen life skills event called Total Truth Workshop and the Leading With Love Series of books, workshops and coaching.