Leo Bigger spricht darüber wie man Manipulation begegnen kann. Destruktive Manipulation und Kontrolle kann man erkennen und sich davon trennen. Eine Manipulation kann nur in mein Leben kommen, wenn ich es zulasse.
Jeder Mensch hat in irgendeiner Weise mit Manipulation zu tun. Wie aber können wir Manipulation erkennen? Welche Schritte helfen uns, um die manipulative Verführung der Welt mit einer Freiheit des Geistes auszutauschen? Ausgehend von der Situation der korinthischen Gemeinde gibt diese Predigt praktische Antworten. Einige Gedanken gehen auf Impulse der Predigt “Manipulation – oder was” von Peter Wenz zurück.
Matthew 5:37 ESV / 26 helpful votes
Let what you say be simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything more than this comes from evil.
James 1:19-20 ESV / 19 helpful votes
Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.
Luke 6:1-5 ESV / 16 helpful votes
On a Sabbath, while he was going through the grainfields, his disciples plucked and ate some heads of grain, rubbing them in their hands. But some of the Pharisees said, “Why are you doing what is not lawful to do on the Sabbath?” And Jesus answered them, “Have you not read what David did when he was hungry, he and those who were with him: how he entered the house of God and took and ate the bread of the Presence, which is not lawful for any but the priests to eat, and also gave it to those with him?” And he said to them, “The Son of Man is lord of the Sabbath.”
Answer: To be assertive is to exude bold confidence in speech or behavior. Assertiveness, when taken to extremes, can devolve into pushiness or brashness; however, assertiveness can also be a positive quality that we ask God to give us. We all need to be assertive in some ways.
In Ephesians 6:20, Paul asks his friends to pray that “I might speak boldly as I ought to speak.” As a prisoner in chains, Paul’s natural boldness and courage had evaporated. It is difficult to speak assertively when we find ourselves in humbling situations. So Paul relied on prayer and the power of the Holy Spirit to speak with confidence to those around him, even though his natural tendency would have been to retreat into silence. The people he interacted with daily may have been guards, jailers, servants, and curious onlookers. Many of those had the power to make his situation more difficult, so he asked for prayer that he might not give way to fear and intimidation.
I know I am not a particularly assertive person but I continue to work at it. Through studying the art of assertiveness and teaching it as part of my work my interest and fascination continues to grow and my skills improve overtime…