Dealing with Differences
Up To Know Good on Wednesday
November 29, 2006
After several days of wet and snowy weather, Myron and I were ready to get out of the house and take a walk. We held hands and chatted as we walked down the snowy gravel road. About a half mile from our house we came to a large icy patch. As we each assessed the situation, we dropped our hands and stopped talking. I decided to walk around the ice on the side of the road over some snow. Myron, who is a foot taller than I, decided to take a couple of extra large steps and march directly over it.
Do Good - When you encounter a problem today, take time to observe and listen to how others choose a solution. Also, validate someone elses opinion today even if its different from your own.
As soon as we both made it past the icy patch, we again grabbed hands and continued on our walk. Sometimes when we encounter difficulties, its easy to think that we have the best way to deal with them. The truth is, different strategies may work equally well for different people. While an icy patch in the road is a very brief disconnect between me and my husband, it was a good lesson for me to see that when we approach problems differently, we can still come together on the other side of the issue.
"May the LORD keep watch between you and me when we are away from each other. Genesis 31:49. Click here to read about the covenant between Laban and Jacob.
God, I often feel like I have the right answers. Help me to be considerate of others ideas and processes.
Know Good. Do Good. Feel Good.
I pray that you have a great day as you experience and express God's love in fresh, real ways!
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