Human Relations Unavoidable Page 2
Author: Byron Pulsifer, ©2015
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So what is the answer or approach one should take in any of these situations?
The first obvious reaction might be to lash out; to retaliate in some way; or, to enlist the help of some of your closest friends to give back what you were given.
What To Do Or Not Do
Now, let's look for a moment at youth bullying.
A fair approach in response to different types of bullying would be to report the circumstances and behaviors to a school authority like a principal or to a teacher. As well, your parents should be advised.
But, is this all you should do?
There is an additional action that elevates the issue you are facing to an even higher level of authority, and one who has absolute control to take action.
And, that authority is God.
Beyond The Norm
As Jesus says in Matthew 5: 44, "But, I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you!"
Jesus has the ultimate power to rectify any situation; more power than any one of us. Trust Him, give your concerns to Him.
Inspirational Quotes for Reflection:
"Whatever is happening in your life, God will work it to your advantage.
It may seem hopeless or unfair, but if you love Him and trust His plan,
you will see the truth of it."
"But if you have ever faced a major decision, prayed, and not
received clear "guidance", there may well be a good reason:
Godís primary will for your life is not the circumstances you inhabit;
it's the person you become."
John Ortberg, What Is God's Will for My Life?
"People told me that I had low self-esteem, and that I needed to trust God.
I really did not understand God's unconditional love for me, or the fact
that God doesn't make mistakes (God cannot lie, Titus 1: 2)."
"The person you consider ignorant and insignificant is the one who came from God, that he might learn bliss from grief and knowledge from gloom.
"We serve a God of second chances. He has just given you another
chance to make things right - right now. Yesterday is gone.
None of us is guaranteed the next five seconds. So, don't wait another moment."
Robert Rogers, 7 Steps to No Regrets - how to find peace of mind with God, others, and yourself
"In truth, God is reachable. You can always count on Him in times when
you feel that the world has forgotten and turned its back on you. He is
never far; He is never absent."
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