May 27, 2013


"Except in the case of His only perfect Begotten Son, imperfect people are all God has ever had to work with. That must be terribly frustrating to Him, but He deals with it. So should we."
         -Jeffrey R. Holland

There will always be those people that we just can't seem to stand. We judge them and stay away from them because we don't want to have to deal with their seemingly unbearable personality. Maybe we talk bad about them behind their backs, or even think bad about those people. But this is exactly what Satan wants us to do. We fall into his trap with every snide comment, with every rude thought, with every mean action.

The Lord knows it's hard, but that's why He puts these people in our paths. Maybe we are the ones who are supposed to change our attitudes, be an example, and help lift those people up. He put us in their path because He wants us to love them and do our best through it all. Whatever we can't do, He will make up the rest.

Who knows! Maybe we need to learn from them. I think there are people put in our way that help us to discover who we are. And sometimes it can be tough to love that person and see what Heavenly Father sees; but He never said it would be easy: He only said it would be worth it. It is worth every tear of sorrow and frustration, anger and fear. If we can only "deal with it" and be optimistic, then everything will be worth it.

When I catch myself judging or being nevative towards people, I think of this quote. I think about how they, too,  are a son or daughter of God -- the Creator of this world and so many more -- and they are important to Him. Not only that, but they are also my spirit siblings. Siblings can be so frustrating, but we love them anyways. That's what we need to do when it comes to the people we can't stand.

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