Who is there that makes your blood boil… when you see them coming, you avoid… who gets on your nerves because y’all are like oil and water?  Is there someone who is contrary with you, or you with them?  They’re for Auburn & you Alabama (Or visa-versa), their political views are just wrong to you… whatever you’re for, they’re against?  Is there someone you just don’t get along with?

Well guess what?  WE ALL HAVE THOSE PEOPLE IN OUR LIVES… and we are that person for someone else (Hadn’t thought of that have you?).  The bigger question is… How are we as Christians to conduct ourselves?  God has give us direction in His Word for these situations.

I ask you to meditate on the following passages at length.  Then apply them purposefully and consciously.  Decide that no matter what anyone else does, YOU are going to honor God by keeping His Word (Because one day you and I will stand before Him and give an account for every careless word {Matthew 12:36}.

Read these passages S-L-O-W-L-Y.  Meditate upon them at length.  Then prayerfully ask God to work these into your life so that you are conformed to the image of Christ.

Matthew 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.

Romans 12:18 If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.

2 Corinthians 13:11 Finally, brothers, rejoice. Aim for restoration, comfort one another, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.

Galatians 5:22 The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

Philippians 2:1 So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, 2 complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. 3 Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.

Colossians 3:12 Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, 13 bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.

2 Timothy 2:22 Flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart. 23 Have nothing to do with foolish, ignorant controversies; you know that they breed quarrels. 24 And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone…

Hebrews 12:14 Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord.

James 1:19  Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; 20 for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness that God requires.

James 3:16 Where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice. 17 But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere. 18 And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.

God… please help ME with this!!