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.”
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.