How do you handle intense emotions when you get triggered? It’s not always easy to take a step back and control your emotions when the more intense ones show up. So here we’re going to talk about what to do when you’re emotionally triggered so you can build your emotional intelligence and feel more confident and in charge of your reactions in any situation.
Not totally wrong. I understood correctly the verb and the love: that hard news and rebuke should always be brought with appropriate sobriety, humility, and never with arrogance and harshness.
But I neglected to focus on the other part of Paul’s phrase: the noun and “the truth.” The context of the passage helps to explain Paul’s meaning.
In the name of being Christian, many men strive to be nice guys. But while going through life wearing a smiley face may please other people, it doesn’t always please God. God wants men to be agents of redemption in our fallen world – and that sometimes requires behavior that’s not „nice.“
Living the life of power God wants for you means being a good guy rather than a nice guy. It means being bold enough to leave passivity behind and proactively confront injustice.
Here’s how you can stop being a nice guy and start being a good guy:
Look at the real Jesus. If you look beyond the sanitized caricature of Jesus as gentle, meek and mild, you’ll discover how He embodied masculinity at its best. He balanced love and truth with courage in every situation. He was proactive and commanded respect. He didn’t hesitate to display such rugged qualities as toughness, bravery, assertiveness, protectiveness, vitality, intensity, firmness, cunning and shrewdness.
Learn how to resolve conflict & how to restore broken relationships with Pastor Rick Warren of Saddleback Church. In this message, Pastor Rick talks about the seventh Beatitude—how God blesses peacemakers. Learn what the Bible says about the importance of conflict resolution and discover seven ways to restore broken relationships in your life.