Just wanted to ask for some prayer in dealing with people. By nature I am not a people person, It’s always been hard for me interacting with others on a social level. That’s one reason why I like talking to people on line. It’s easier for me to get my thoughts out by typing instead of actually speaking to people in person. My whole life I have had difficulty talking to and interacting with people because of my personality. While I tend to get along with the majority of people I interact with. There are always people who I just don’t get along with even when I try to get along with them. Maybe it’s a difference in personality, or something about me they just don’t understand or just don’t like, I don’t know.
As a Christian I know I am to love others and as the Bible says pray for my enemy’s. I often pray and ask the Lord to help me see people the way He does and help me with interacting with people at work and in public in general. But I have to be honest, some days it’s so hard. Maybe it’s because the way the world is going and people are just getting worse. But I find myself (mostly at work) dealing with and coming across some of the most Petty, Childish, Rude and over all Ugly people, some of which are older then me and should know better. I tell ya, it takes every ounce of strength and the grace of God for me to not tell these people what I am truly thinking and feeling. Again to be completely open and honest, what I’m thinking and feeling is not very Christ like. I don’t like that I feel this way, it bothers me more then these kinds of people bother me with their behavior. I have never had a short fuse, but some times I feel like blowing up. Same thing when I’m out driving, the way people drive on the road makes me want to curse some times. I know we all have a flesh nature while I have yet to fully give in to the urge to curse at or throw a book a persons head. I have been tempted with the thought of doing it, so again I just want to ask for prayer that God will help me in dealing with and interacting with people. Because as much as I like the idea of becoming a recluse and not going out into society, I know that’s not what we are supposed to do as Christians, plus it’s not a very realistic life goal either.