Last week my husband and I were on a Zoom meeting with a couple of our leaders. Halfway through the other participants froze so we waited for them to unfreeze. After a while, we realized that the issue was on our side so we notified them, logged out, and got back in.
I apologized for the delay in reconnecting explaining that we thought they were frozen so were waiting for them to come back in. One of the leaders said, “well, sometimes you think the problem is the other person when it’s actually you”. Ain’t that the truth!!
It is so easy to blame others; it is so easy to point out the others’ faults but so hard to see our own mistakes. Most conflicts will be resolved quicker if we will first look at ourselves and fix our part.
The Bible encourages self-examination in a lot of matters. “Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the Lord” says Lamentations 3:40. Self-examination isn’t the easiest task but it is super helpful. Our relationships will thrive and grow; we will have more peace and progress in our lives; we will certainly have less conflict.
May we be humble enough to always look again at ourselves and when we realize we are at fault, let’s be quick to correct it, apologize so we can all move on and prosper!
Love, Lady Monica ❤️