A good understanding of people will also give us a forgiving attitude.  Jesus understood His accusers and those who nailed him on the cross.  That’s why He could say, “Father forgive them, for they know not what they do.” Luke 23:34

What an attitude from the above scripture!  Forgiveness came easily because He understood their ignorance or why they did what they did.  We too, can forgive easily if we understand ourselves and the situation of others.

Understanding people will help us:

  1. It will save us from a lot of conflicts. Some battles are so cheap that we don’t need to even engage in them. We need wisdom to discern which battles are distractions and which battles are for our destiny. Don’t engage in distractions. keep the focus.
  2. We will be able to lead and motivate people. In business you need to know what motivates your customers or employees and labour to put it right. We need to learn that People are different and have different reasons why they act or say or do what they do. Some is to earn a living and others is egoism. My prayer is that your need for today’s food won’t make you forget to live.
  3. It will give us a forgiving heart. Have you ever taken time to know why your employee comes late? or why your spouse or child behaves in a certain way? Take time to learn and ask to have time with them. Boiling at them won’t improve them. It will bring you ulcers for no reason. Generally, people want to be nice and good, but situations and pressures of life push them beyond the edge.

My prayer for you is that God will give you wisdom to understand people and the ability to forgive those who wrong you in Jesus’ name. Amen.


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