Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Annoying Annoyers

Sometimes people really annoy me. Other times I am challenged by them. What's really "painful" is when the person annoying me also challenges me. One of my biggest struggles is my stubborness (I know, hard to believe). It's an area I really desire God to work on in my life. I can see over the past several years how He has done an awful lot of work, but there's still a long way to go. Well, the other night I had a chance to let God continue working in that area. Being the stubborn individual that I am at times, I sometimes find it difficult to relinquish my opinions on a subject. Nonetheless, it is good to have discussions with people that help me grow and get out of my comfort zone. During the conversation I found myself attempting to support my opinions, if only for the sake of (well I'm not real sure what it was for the sake of, maybe argument or my pride). Inside I felt the need to defend myself, when in reality life at that moment would have been a whole lot simpler just admitting that they very well may have a good point. Rarely when I am challenged by someone do I admit to them that they might be right, but I always go away and think about it. That's what I found myself doing later that night. It's like asking for directions (which I honestly have no problem doing); you just don't admit you don't know how to get there. So please pray for me that God will continue working in this area of my life. It'll make things a whole lot easier.

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Blogger SweetChicken supposed...

It's funny to think of people annoying you. Everywhere you go you see someone you know!! :D I love that about you.

AT the same time... I understand. I often find myself playing devil's advocate, just to avoid admiting that the other person is right.

I was in the middle of a conversation recently when I suddenly stopped arguing and said "I see your point. Let me think about it and get back to you." The person looked at me funny and said "Are you just trying to end the conversation?" And I said, "Nope. I'm trying to give God a chance to work in my heart through you." And he said, "Huh. I never imagined," and walked away. We haven't finished that conversation yet. :D

All this is supposed to be an encouragement that some day you will get there. You have great potential, and you also have the desire to change. This makes a world of difference. Dave Corrigan once wrote me a note and stuck it in my lunch. It says, "Be led today, don't try to lead. The Spirit knows what you need to learn." This might help you in this situation.

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