1. The Bible tells me to treat others as I would like to be treated. The Bible does not say that I can expect the same treatment in return.
2. The Bible tells me to love my neighbor. The Bible does not tell me that my neighbors will show love towards me.
3. In order for people to learn and grow, they may error and stumble. I should offer them my forgiveness when I am wronged, just as I enjoy the forgiveness of our Lord.
4. I can't change others around me, but I can change how I react to their behaviors. I try to find a positive way to expend my reactionary energy.
5. When others around me do wrong, I am better used by God to show them a better way through love and compassion and being a Christian mentor. Sometimes this means interacting with others not as spiritually matured as myself. When I am wronged by another, my best defense is prayer.
6. The tongue is the most offensive part of the human being. When I allow my tongue to hurt others, God is not pleased. My tongue can easily ruin my witness. I should not act or SPEAK out in revenge or in hatred.
7. I am not of this world but in it. I will feel like an alien in the world of evil and unrighteousness. I will benefit greatly by making friendships with other Christians, and understand that we are all in different stages in our walk with the Lord.
9. God gives me the strength to persevere in righteousness. Christian suffering is necessary for the hard journey ahead of us.
10. I need to always concentrate on walking the walk. My witness is more important than my pride.
This is amazing, and so true. Did you write this yourself?