Posted by Marion on February 07, 1998 at 14:30:15:
I am struggling with this mr niceguy junk so much
until I need to write this out just to see it for no other reason. I am tired of being Mr Niceguy and allowing everyone to walk all over me. I am a supervisor and even that crew tells me I need to take asertive training. I always fear the confrontation and I have been programmed to think that the Meek Shall inherit the earth, the other cheek, kind of stuff. I must not be doing it right, or millions have obandoned that stuff
because it takes to long for it to work.
For me yesterday I tried, I was trying to explain somthing to two people about a computer program and neither one of them would shut-up long enough for me to hear myself talk. They were coming to me for help, I tried to help, but they didn't like my style so they wanted to talk over me kind of stuff. After a bit of it, I said, Are you going to teach this, or am I, as I looked to the main person doing the rambling. She looked real funny at me and turned and walked out of the room. This came after a whole day of frustration with broken computers. Now all night I have laid in the bed wrestling with how I hurt her feelings and should I call and ask forgiveness. Im her boss, Bosses have done similar things to me and never asked my forgiveness. Should I be able to shrug it off
and say with a stony heart, no biggie!
Why doesnt she come to me and ask for the forgiveness because she was so rude in talking over
what I had to say after she asked for the help.
There just is not enough forgiveness teachings that are relevant to the 90s that are applicable.
It sounds like I don't accept Jesus' teachings, I do,
I just dont know how literal to take them and if you
say take them fully literal, please email me at
firstname.lastname@example.org stories about how you learned
to take Jesus fully literal in the area of forgiveness.
I haven't heard about any one cutting off their hands
lately because it offended them and caused them to risk heaven is what I mean. This message needs a