Its not easy when you are trying to communicate and it just feels like the other person has no intention on being reasonable. How about when you find you don’t either?
I found myself saying :
ok…well I have something I want you to see and you have something for me to see. Are we willing to be on the same bridge and meet in the middle on this.
I didn’t get the answer I wanted (I wanted to hear a resounding ….. of course lets make this work. )
I left the situation….sad, hurt, disappointed and angry.
After my reasoning and my imaginary conversations of all the what if’s, and could have said’s…not to mention the angry thoughts exploding in my mind of how I am NEVER, EVER going to again and so on.
It came down to me….(personal responsibility)
Once the emotions simmered down I was able to see ME. I was only willing to be on the bridge if the other person was willing too. That is just sad! A sorry excuse of a Jesus Girl.
Forgive and you will be forgiven!! ( Luke 6:37)
So I made the choice to forgive and stand on that bridge, I heard the other person….am I willing to give?? even when I don’t think it is fair (only because of my self-righteousness and need to see the other person hear me, do for me.) Am I willing to set aside my pride and be humble and serve this other person?
Philippians 2:3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves.
Jesus gave when we didn’t deserve it!!! HE LOVED & FORGAVE!! And through HIM, I can do this!
And so can you! …right?