Have you ever felt like you had done something wrong, but you couldn’t figure out what it was? Sometimes we may experience reactions from other people, that make us question ourselves. If you have experienced this change of attitude from someone, you understand the questions it can bring up. You wonder if you said something offensive. You rehash the last few encounters you had with this person, trying to figure out if your behavior or your reactions were offensive. It is normal to attempt to find the cause of someone else’s change in relationship with you. Typically, this shift in attitude from people has a source…but most likely it isn’t what you perceive it to be. Sometimes people simply don’t know how to handle their own internal pain, so they become quiet or recluse. As we recognize changes in behavior from others, remember to analyze things from a different perspective. Most likely it isn’t about you. Many times something difficult is going on in other’s lives…and they simply wear a mask attempting to pretend things are fine. Shifts in behavior can be signs of someone needing a compassionate friend. Instead of personalizing someone else’s behavior change…think about seeing how you can help them instead. Be patient to listen, and willing to simply ask if they are ok. Remember, Jesus has guided us on how to love one another. Pray for others, and ask God to guide you in ways to help them.
Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. PROVERBS 3:3
Jesus says: “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” JOHN 13:34
God is with us.
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