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Wednesday, October 01, 2008

 

Four big gifts


by Bo Sanchez

Here are the big 4 gifts you receive from difficult people.(Note: Check out especially Gift #2, because that’s what many
people don’t do…)
Gift #1:

Difficult people can teach you how to love, preparing you for Heaven! You learn to become more patient, more understanding, more
persevering.

You have pity for them because you realize that “Hurt people hurt people."

You learn to see the good qualities even among difficult people. You learn how to be compassionate as God is compassionate.

You learn how to forgive, to remove bitterness from your heart.

Gift #2:

Difficult people can teach you to protect yourself and learn to say “No” to abuse.

You learn to love yourself, respect yourself, by no longer allowing abuse.

You learn to be courageous and stand up against bullies.

You learn to give tough love—refusing his abuse
again. It may be the most loving thing you can do for a difficult person.

You wizen up, learn tact, and learn how to distance
yourself from harmful people.

Gift #3:

Difficult people can help you get to know your weaknesses.

Difficult people remind you that you too could be difficult to others.

Difficult people teach you many important lessons in life. By seeing
the tragic results of their actions, you’re inspired to do the very
opposite of what they do.

Gift #4:

Difficult people can bring you closer to God.

Difficult people force you to pray a lot. (“Lord, help! I can’t take it anymore!”)

Difficult people force you to trust in God. (“Lord, I give up! I’ve done everything but she’s still a monster…”)

Praying for difficult people may not change them, but YOU will.

“Your cross (difficult person) is your key to heaven…”

You realize that YOU are God’s difficult person — yet you’re still
loved by God!

God allows difficult people into your life to give you these 4 gifts.

Don’t miss receiving them!

Pass on the gift.


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