Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Do You Have A Difficult Person In Your Life?

I got this wonderful e-mail today from Mammu Chinn (my Nanay-Nanayan in our choir). It's very enlightening and I thought that it would be great to share it with you.

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God allows difficult people to come into our lives to give us very special gifts. What could these gifts be?

It seems like everyone on the planet has a difficult person to strangle, er, I mean to grapple with. But “What special gifts do Difficult People give you?”


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.
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You have pity for them because you realize that Hurt people hurt people”
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You learn to see the good qualities even among difficult people.
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You learn how to be compassionate as God is compassionate.
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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.
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You learn to be courageous and stand up against bullies.
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You learn to give tough love—refusing his abuse again. It may be the most loving thing you can do for a difficult person.
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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.
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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!”)
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Difficult people force you to trust in God. (“Lord, I give up! I’ve done everything but she’s still a monster…”)
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Praying for difficult people may not change them, but YOU will.
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“Your cross (difficult person) is your key to heaven…” St. Poveda
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You realize that YOU are God’s difficult person—yet you’re still loved by God!
Friend, God allows difficult people into your life to give you these 4 gifts.
Don’t miss receiving them!



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2 comments:

Xio said...

Difficult people are sometimes fun. Except when they're just pretending to be difficult. ;>

Choy's Cuts said...

Hmmm.. That makes sense. :)