Being Ugly


Today’s PrayerPoint ~ Being Ugly

Is there a person in your life you find hard to love? Could it be a boss, co-worker, sibling, child, spouse? Are they just a little rough around the edges? Are they frustrating to deal with? Do you find yourself being ugly when you are around them?

It’s not that I don’t like you…I don’t like who I become when I am with you.

Irritated. Agitated. Annoyed. Impatient. Grace-less.

Do you have the courage to admit that you become ugly when dealing with certain people? Willing to own up to your own behavior? Interested in seeking forgiveness and starting again?

God can work a change in your heart toward a person you find hard to love. Here are some steps:

Admit your challenge. Confess it to God. God sees it and others probably see it as well.
Pray for God’s heart and love and perspective for this person.
Pray for this person by name each day for three weeks.
Ask a trusted friend to pray for you concerning this situation.
Recall the times you have been hard-to-love and thank God for loving you even though you didn’t ‘earn’ it.

If you are really daring and really committed to changing, ask someone who knows you and the situation to give you their perspective and allow them to be honest. Ask them to hold you accountable if they see you being ugly.

He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God.
Many will see and fear and put their trust in the LORD. Psalm 40:3

May you sing a New Song of God’s love and forgiveness and grace as you deal with the harder-to-love people in your life!

Psalm 40

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