Remaining Calm During Challenges

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Remaining Calm During Challenges

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After learning how to listen to others you are challenged by; not assuming bad intent because they just might not know any better; and asking the questions that have caused you to feel this way; we need to learn how to stay calm.

As I mentioned at the start of these messages four weeks ago, these suggestions are not my own. I had the pleasure of listening to a woman share them after leaving a church that taught hatred toward others. They had decided who was deserving of God’s love and Jesus’ salvation. That’s more than a lot of nerve, its playing God.

When my son was 3, he was always asking questions. When I’d answer one, he’d ask another based on the answer I just gave and this would go on and on. The reason I never got frustrated with him was I appreciated and accepted his natural curiosity and learned how to breath in between the answers. It kept me calm.

When someone, you are challenged by, is responding to the questions you ask, it might not be what you want to hear. However, it’s not supposed to. It’s their story and by remaining calm, you will allow the Holy Spirit to give you the understanding you need and the response that will bring unity and not further division.

Love Trumps Hate,


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