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Learning to Love Difficult People God’s Way

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One of the most important skills we can develop as we walk with Christ is to love difficult people. Here are four methods Jesus modeled when he encountered them:

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  • Realize you can’t please everybody. Even God can’t do that! Refuse to play games (Matt. 22:18).
  • Learn to say no to unrealistic expectations. Confront them by speaking the truth in love(Eph. 4:15a).
  • Never retaliate (Matt. 5:38-39). It only lowers you to their level.
  • Pray for them (Matt. 5:44). It will help both of you. Let God speak to them.

Use these methods to learn to love the difficult people in your life so you can become more like Jesus.

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  • How will it help if you pray for people who are difficult?
  • What does it mean to speak the truth in love?
  • Why do you think we often have the urge to please even the difficult people in our lives?

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