March 9, 2018 - I come into contact with lots of people on my day to day walk in life and I have found that all people are basically the same. We all can be a little hard to get along with at times. There are lots of people in this world who spend a lot of their time trying to please people. Some people ,like politicians and a few others , try to make their living pleasing people. But no matter how hard they try, they can never make all of the people happy.
The way I learned this lesson was going to a school to learn how to be a baseball umpire. We learned all the rules of the game and how to always be in the best position to make the best call.But of all the things I learned at this seminar, the thing that helped me the most was a pearl of wisdom given by an old veteran who said " Remember, no matter what call you make, or how sure you are that you made the right call, half the people watching the game are going to be mad." There is no way that you are going to make everybody happy. So stop trying. Instead focus on loving everybody. As Christians we are called by God to love everyone because that is within our control. Whether or not someone is happy or not, is under their control. Jesus Said " Love you enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who who spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven."
When you understand that of the 100% of the people you will know in your life that: 25% will never like you know matter what you do for them or give them, 25% will like you as long as you can do something for them, 25% will like you until you say or do something that upsets them, but there are 25% of the people that are going to like you no matter what. Try to spend as much of your time with those people as possible. Don't worry or beat yourself up when "friends" disappoint you or leave you.
Jesus says, "I am a friend that sticks closer than a brother." He also says, "I will never leave you nor forsake you." Remember that no matter what you have done in your life or what you might be going through, Jesus is there for you. He always has been and He always will be. Trust Him and find the joy that only He can give.
I'm Just Sayin