We all have those relationships, whether romantic, platonic, or professional ones, that are just incredibly stressful. Fortunately, there is a way to be able to manage those relationships, and the good news is, we do not have to do it alone.
So it goes without saying that there is no one in the world who has yet to have a very difficult relationship with another person. All of us experience difficult relationships with someone or a lot of people. Men, women, even children, meet people whom they are bound to constantly butt heads with, and this is where Dani Johnson’s relationship advice comes in.
Dani Johnson shared her relationship advice through one short but sweet video. According to her, it only takes one question to change our perspective on this matter. What if God treated you the way you treated others?
Simple as that.
The Golden Rule
Everyone knows about the Golden Rule – treat others the way you would want to be treated. We reap what we sow, and that is pretty much what we should think about whenever we are faced with a person that is getting on our last nerve. If we treat people well, then we can expect them to treat us well, right?
Truthfully, there are times when this piece of relationship advice works, and there are times when this does not. People can be very unpredictable that way, and there are, unfortunately, people who will take advantage of how well we treat them. However, that does not mean we should stop treating them how we want to be treated.
Placing Ourselves in the Other Person’s Shoes
If we look into that question, it somewhat also tells us to put ourselves in the other person’s place. If we were on the receiving end of someone’s frustration, surely we would never want to be treated that way.
So, what if God treated you the way you treated others?
For most of us, it seems easier to just worship God and lift everything we do up to Him. We try our best each and every day for Him, we pray to Him and worship Him. But when it comes to having relationships with our fellow men and women, be it love or some other kind of relationship, if God treated us the way we treated them, would we like it?
Honor is one of the most important things in a relationship, whether in love or work, among our fellow men and women. If we treat someone well, it means we honor them, and if we honor them, then they will be compelled to do the same to us.
Sometimes we need a little divine assistance to help us improve our relationships in love, in work, or friends and family. Many times, those difficult people can be people we know very well. It can be your best friend, it could be your sibling, it could be your boss, or co-worker, or your spouse or significant other. It could even be some person that you do not know at all.
If we want to improve those relationships with people we know and do not know, then another piece of relationship advice is that we should seek God’s guidance. Let Him show us how to relate to those people, let Him help us improve our relationships with them.
Another thing we can do is to ask those people what they feel about how we treat them; if they like how we treat them, or if they do not like how we treat them. Being aware of how other people feel will make us more aware of how we treat them. This applies to all of us: men, women, in work or in love or other aspects. Knowing this will not only bring peace to your relationships with those people, it will also bring peace to your life.
You can read more of Dani Johnson’s blog People Getting On Your LAST Nerve??? Here’s Your Solution!
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