Having issues with people is common, but when these issues are repetitive and happen with multiple individuals, it’s essential to self-reflect. You will not be popular with everyone. Having disagreements with someone is not always indicative of a flaw in your character. And having the same problem with two people can still be a coincidence. When you have the same problem with at least three people, it becomes a pattern. We must eventually stop pointing fingers at others and admit our own flaws. You have to point the finger at yourself at some point.
It is easy to become blind to our faults, leading to us being judgmental towards others without acknowledging our flaws. You believe you are perfect and without blemish. However, you, like everyone else, have flaws. Our Lord Jesus has some words for you, “You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye” (Matthew 7:5 ESV). It’s crucial to understand that we all have our limitations and are prone to making mistakes. Acknowledging this fact can help us identify and work on our flaws, leading to better relationships with those around us.
It requires a considerable amount of self-awareness and honesty to recognize our mistakes and flaws. Not doing so can hinder personal growth and cause conflicts in personal relationships. So, here’s an idea. What if you took some time to look within over the next few days? Look within yourselves and identify your shortcomings. Once you recognize them, now, get to work on them. It is time to become even more accountable for your actions. It is not a sign of weakness to accept responsibility for your mistakes. It denotes maturity and personal growth.