Remember:

1. You have no biblical responsibility to change others—only yourself (Luke 15).

2. Focus on making yourself a better person especially by growing closer to Christ.

3. You must develop and practice a biblical framework in which to process these “incompatible” peoples’ actions. 

 

Towards Some Solutions:

A) First of all, you are a new creation who finds yourself in a situation that can be overcome through          the power of Christ (II Cor. 5:17, I Cor. 10:13, Rom. 12:1-2).  

 

B) One of the largest root issues that you must overcome is to see things from somebody else’s                      perspective: First of all Christ’s, then others, then yourself (I am third!) (Phil. 2:3).  You must point            them to Christ in your dealings with them (Phil. 2:15-16).

 

C) False view: “I know I am right and my way is better. This person would no longer be a difficult

     person if they would just see it my way.”

 

Godly Practices:

1. Don’t go over it in your head, move on.

2. Hope for the best, live with the rest.

3. Don’t condition yourself to anticipate the worst.

4. Choice Management: You am in charge of your own emotions!

5. You need to deal with your part of the responsibility.

6. Keep it in perspective—it is not a big deal.

7. Other people are a combination of good and bad, they are not all bad.

8. The world is unfair, so just accept it and deal with it.

9. Don’t take it personally.