As Christians, we sometimes experience living with people who are "irksome" ,"rude", "stingy" etc. Sad to say, they may be Christians too and these acts serve as stumbling blocks in our Christian journeys.. Since I was young, I grew up in church, my whole family was active in serving the Lord through different ministries at church but that's merely not an excuse for the so called, hard-to-love people to show up. Yes, they're always there. Anywhere actually, even at church... But a question kept running on my mind, what should I do? I'm beginning to have the "hate" word in me, I begin to judge them, I begin to backbite them and I begin to disrespect them too! When people hurled insults at my family, my dad especially,I became so broken inside, spiritually broken. And as a Christian, it isn't healthy to be living with hatred and disrespect to others. Having been so broken inside, I realized I needed a "wake up call", I needed to realize that I lived to please the LORD, not other 'human beings'. When I read a passage in the bible, I found what the answer to my question was: "Set your eyes on Jesus"
"Fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God." Hebrews 12:2 (NIV)