(1Co 13:5 AMP) It is not conceited (arrogant and inflated with pride); it is not rude (unmannerly) and does not act unbecomingly. Love (God’s love in us) does not insist on its own rights or its own.
Acting unbecomingly: Acting in such a way that is not consistent with who you are (in Christ).
Points to highlight this week:
1. You don’t get to control the way others act, but God expects you to control YOU!
- You don’t even control the actions of those you have authority over.
- The other person makes his or her own decisions, but you get to make yours as well.
2. Dealing with difficult people is not easy. If walking in love were easy, everyone would do it!
- Relationships can be trying at times, buy you must maintain your love walk.
3. When you walk in love you are able to respond instead of react.
- When you react you give the other person control of you and your actions.
4. No matter how difficult the person is to deal with, remember, you have the grace for it!
- If you are facing it, it’s because God trusts you with it.
- When you are weak (in your own strength), you can be made strong (in His).