Sometimes I just don’t want to deal with people. Well, just some people. Some are awesome to be around and I enjoy their company. But others are a challenge and leave me incredulous occasionally. I have to keep my mouth shut because we’ve all heard the “if you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all” thing, right? I ask myself why in the world there are so many people who are ridiculous, rude, and/or unpleasant.
But then I realized this.
I can’t remember where, but I remember reading something a while ago online where a woman was talking about a person who constantly challenged her. And when she saw that person, she said something along the lines of “there is my sanctification”.
I need to remember that. Life is not always peachy keen, and how I respond to people and challenges shape me into who I am.
Maybe people who challenge me are in my life because I need to change. I need to learn from them. I need to be more patient. More humble. More kind. I do NOT usually know people’s motivation for doing things, and who knows what kind of issues they might be dealing with that I don’t know about.
So, thanks difficult people. You’re helping me become a better person.