Why is it significant to not take things personally? It is significant because it is an immature and speculative form of communication often times we don’t know the intent of someone’s communication without clarity; let alone the intent of someone’s nonverbal communication. The real issue with taking things personally starts with our perception, often times our perception can be spot on, however, a majority of the time it is an intuitive understanding, an insight which doesn’t always come with the facts.
What does it mean to not take things personally? We see through our own filter and no one else is responsible for the way we interpret life. When we discover the drama triangle and how we play in it, we are able to determine if that is a place we want to remain in. Often times we get sucked in it. But remember there is nothing, no circumstances, no trouble, no testing that can ever touch you until, first of all, it has gone past God, past Christ, right through to you. If you are someone who reads between the lines or finds yourself taking things personally, that wasn’t intended for you, there’s hope! You can break free and live free while giving others the benefit of the doubt. Stewing over others words is detrimental for our mental and emotional health.
Always remember, God has called you into something greater. He is always writing a bigger story than what we can see at the moment. The enemy works tirelessly to keep us in the small narrative of the daily dramas of life because he fears who we will become if we dare to believe in the purpose and the promises that God has for us. God wants to do in us and through us above and beyond all we could ever ask or imagine. (Ephesians 3:20-22)
In Paul’s letter to the believers in Rome he reminds them who they are, because of who Jesus is. You are an Overcomer, and not taking things personally is within your birthright for victory.
What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us? Since he did not spare even his own son gave him up for us all, won’t he also give us everything else? Who dares accuse us whom God has chosen for his own? No one-for God himself has given us right standing with himself. Who then will condemn us? No one-for Christ Jesus died for us, and was raised to life for us and he is sitting in the place of honor at Gods, right hand, pleading for us.
And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither Angel, nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow-not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below- indeed, nothing and all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed Christ Jesus our Lord.
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