Thursday, March 21, 2013

Right Minded

I don't know that we recognize how much damage we do when we are insistent on always being right. It can be a destructive root in all of our relationships when we are so consumed with our own affirmation that we are ignorant of other people's feelings. This selfish insistence on personal victory demeans others and only magnifies the ugliest parts of our personality. I have personally allowed it to hurt close friends and family and have witnessed it tear other's marriages and friendships apart. To avoid it we have to make a consistent, conscious decision to care more about other people and to seek resolution instead of establishing our own position of correctness. I believe it's one of the many reasons that God shares with us in Romans 12:18, "If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone."

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