Other People Make Me…?

From Mikey’s funnies:


I don’t need anger management. I need people to stop making me mad!



How much power over our lives do we give other people ?  I mean really. What can anyone make you do that is against your principles?

Let’s face it. We have no ability to make other people behave in a certain way. Therefore we should give other people no power to make us behave in a certain way.

Some things are inherently offensive. When someone attacks another person, inflicting injury or death, we are outraged. It is not fair, not right, a crying shame. But we have no power to make the perpetrator behave differently.

God gave man free choice – his own will. Even He does not try to coerce our behavior. He admonishes and reprimands, but He doesn’t force.

So why do we choose to let others determine our feelings and actions?

When was the last time someone made you angry? Made you sad? How did you handle it?  Just a little food for thought.




About Judith Robl

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