Don’t allow anything to change your attitude. Your love will overcome any annoyance.
“Fools show their annoyance at once, but the prudent overlook an insult” –Proverbs 12:16
Today, in our culture, it appears that people get annoyed over the smallest of things. For instance, someone may not be going fast enough, or a coworker may wear something that someone else may dislike. People get annoyed over the very slightest of things. I even see people get annoyed about people they don’t even know. Also, people sometimes do things to intentionally annoy others. They may say things that are harmful to or about them. They may know certain things may bother a person and intentionally do it to annoy and upset that person.
We know that this is not the way of a believer. My grandfather taught me that the moment someone knows what bothers you, they will do that thing just to continue annoying you. His lesson was not to get annoyed by things. The Scripture in Proverbs says, “So let us not be foolish and become annoyed so quickly.”
Jean Ward serves as pastor of East Atlanta Church.