It hit me like a head-sized bubble one morning. That thing about opposites attracting, people somehow magnetically binding together so strongly one can hardly pull them apart…unless they get backwards. Then their magnetic forces push them apart, not unlike those magnets we played with as kids.
A friend recently posted a Facebook comment about positive and negative mindsets. Positive finding opportunities. Negative finding fault. It has been bubbling in my mind as I consider the differences in people’s personalities, attitudes, ways of responding to life challenges. How mindsets attract or repel us from one another. How both play within each us, variably.
Interesting how things we like or dislike about others resonate so deeply. Cause such a passionate response. Attract or repel so strongly. When negative stuff in another begins to repel me, there must be something down deep inside that recognizes that force in them. Else wise, why am I repelled? How often am I repelled by positive traits? Oops! Do I have more negativity in me than I thought?
The bubble popped while I was contemplating a dear one’s personality. My pointy finger at them showing three pointing back at me was true again. Forgive me, LORD, for my attitudes of negativity. I can neither fully understand myself, let alone another. It is beyond my ability. I am two sides of one coin. Only You understand and know the mysterious mix of what makes each of us unique. Thank You that every person is a priceless treasure to You. Help me to love others with Your love, grace, forgiveness, and unending patience…just as You love me.
Psalms 139:23-24 NKJV “Search me, O God, and know my heart;
Try me, and know my anxieties; 24 And see if there is any wicked way in me,
And lead me in the way everlasting.”
Philippians 2:3 “Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself.”