I am in the midst of my greatest lesson. I have a family member that is negative ninety-eight percent of the time. This person is someone who I cannot simply exclude from my life, and even though there are days I wish I could, I would not because I love them. I know that the spark they ignite within me is my problem. I know this and I still am unable to tame the flame when I hear the meanest comments escape their lips. I need your help, God. I need to know what to fix within myself so that this persons way of being doesn’t affect me so. I know that this person is probably my greatest teacher in life because until I am able to learn how to deal with my own emotional flare ups in these types of situations this lesson will not end.
I know that this person is probably sad inside and that they feel that life is against them. Sadly they are right. I used to walk the earth with this very attitude and it manifested all the wrong people into my life, and it manifested more problems than I cared to handle. How do I help this person when they are unwilling to hear the truth? How can I help them when their come back to my advice is “I don’t want to hear that positive bullshit”? I pray for them daily and now I pray for myself because I am beginning the think the problem is actually mine.