'The burden is too heavy for me.' Numbers 11:14 NIV
Working with others can either be a blessing or a challenge! But guess what? We are surrounded by people in every situation in life. We cannot hide away from the difficult people forever, and it's a lot of hard work to make sure we're only surrounded by 'easy' people.
We are all created differently. Our personalities are as different as the colours in a crayon set. Some colours work beautifully together and some not as well. When you are asked to work closely with someone who is difficult, your first instinct is to dread it and then maybe try to get out of it. When this situation happens, stop and ask God why you are dreading it so much. Ask him to give you grace, patience and discernment for the first meeting or get-together. Then ask him to help you to see the bigger picture about this person. It's highly likely that God will show you how that person can bring something unique to the work.
Working with others will make you so much stronger than trying to do everything alone, even if that person and you do not initially gel. Imagine a rainbow. It contains the spectrum of colours, yet the total picture works so well together. Every colour is equal and has something unique to bring, and the result is spectacular.
So what now? Who in your life is difficult to work with? Ask God for his grace, strength and patience in this situation and ask him to show you that person's true, beautiful colours.
Soulfood: Acts 18-19 Mk 4:35-41 Ps 7:10-17 Pro 11:7-9,