Have you ever had to deal with a difficult person in your life? I was thinking recently about all the difficult people I had to deal with throughout my life. People who annoy me, make me angry, make me frustrated, who tests my patience, people I had to forgive numerous times, people who’s actions bother me greatly, or people whom are very hard to love.
As I was thinking about all these people, I started to get annoyed again but then this thought came to me. ‘These difficult people are your greatest teachers.’
As I pondered this for awhile, my annoyance or dislike towards them was replaced with humility and gratitude. It’s easy to love people whom are easy to love or who love you. That’s just a natural reaction, it doesn’t require any strength or character to do that. But show me how a person treats their enemies or a person they think they’re above than, and I’ll show you their true character.
There’s not much qualities gained in us from people that are easy to love, easy to get along with. But the qualities that strengthen us in every positive way, comes from the difficult people. So I am grateful for all the people that were difficult to get along with, or difficult to love, for they have been my greatest teachers. And I thank them for that. Have you had to deal with someone difficult? #sharingmyheartwithyoust .