The Bible tells us that we should be humble and acknowledge the accomplishments of other people. When we glorify the deeds of other people, we are advancing ourselves by doing what is right rather than what makes us look better.
The Bible tells us that we are to live in harmony with each other even when others treat us poorly. When someone mistreats you, that does not mean you should retaliate. Do not lower yourself to the level of the person attacking you. Instead, let them know you are sorry they are upset with you, and you will try to avoid causing them to be angry in the future.
John is the middle-aged child of three children in his family. He is a sophomore in high school. He is a member of his high school football team. Right now, it is the football season. John has practices after school on Monday through Friday for three hours and then he has games on Saturday.
Jack works hard to support his family. He earned his master’s degree in chemical engineering, and he started a successful business. He came from a family that lived in a poor neighborhood and struggled to meet general family needs.
It is important for us to maintain our faith in God and be strong. Sometimes we face situations that seem unmanageable, but we must control our emotions and apply our efforts toward addressing our challenges, not thinking about all the circumstances we cannot face.
It is easy to allow yourself to exaggerate the severity of challenges as you face them. When you face unexpected hardships, pain, or suffering; the immediate reaction is to lose control of your emotions and feel fear due to your immediate thoughts. Regardless of how severe the situation seems; it is always better to control your emotions and think clearly about your situation. Frequently, the challenges we face seem much more severe initially than they do after we have time to review the entire situation.
It is easy for us to stress about our life challenges and not be grateful for all the wonderful gifts we received from God at birth. Sometimes we need to pause our concerns about our current challenges and be grateful that we are alive and have resources to pursue happiness for our family, friends, and fellow workers.
Of course, it is critical for us to always encourage ourselves to achieve those things that are important to us. It is also important to encourage other people. It is amazing how effective supporting other people can be. Sometimes, an initial act of encouragement leads to life changes for people experiencing major challenges. Frequently life changes lead to happiness for them and other people.
It is critical that we always maintain hope. Sometimes situations seem impossible, but we must have the discipline to not allow our emotions to dictate our behavior. We must use all the skills given to us and avoid fear, disappointment, or worry to control our behavior.
We all have occasions when we experience jealousy. It is part of living on Earth. It is important that we make strong efforts not to allow those feelings to control how we interact with other people.