Learn to speak your mind with respect

How do you handle disagreements?

From time to time you encounter situations and circumstances where there is a disagreement between you and those who are close to you. How do you deal with this situation? The way you deal with the situation will determine whether you will build them or break them. Some people take every disagreement personal, they see them as a personal attack on their character, while others will see them as just a different view on the topic under discussion. When you think, the statement made by a person is a personal attack on you, what do you do?

There are two common response that people resort to. When people feel threatened and when they feel that they are under attack, they respond through what is called fight or flight. In fight, they become violent and fight back through different kinds of abuse. In flight, people resort to avoidance, and withdrawal. They keep quiet even when they see that what is being done is wrong and might lead to disaster. Some people do both, depending on the circumstance and the people they are dealing with. They respond by violence to those they feel are inferior to them, and respond with avoidance to those they feel are superior to them. Fight and flight are not the solution to deal with those you love and those you want to have a long journey with. There is a safe way to say what you want to say without disrespecting, hurting anyone. Learn to speak your mind with respect to both your seniors and juniors.

Eph 4:26-27 Says “Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, (27) and give no opportunity to the devil.”

Learn to speak your mind with respect. From Simtandile Dlepuma. Stay blessed.

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