It is usually our first reaction to surround ourselves with those who completely agree with us. There is no conflict and it feels good to be right all the time. But what about the people who don’t always agree with us? Should we be able to disagree on things and still live in harmony with each other? Absolutely.
It helps to have those around you who don’t always agree with you, because these new perspectives will either challenge you to back up what you are saying or you will begin to learn new things. There are many people who teach me things in certain areas, but I don’t completely agree with them in other areas. Being around those who challenge your thinking will give you new ideas and will also strengthen your gift of discernment. Never forget that everyone has something valuable to offer; you may just need to first get over your need of always being right.
Also on this same topic, please don’t be afraid to share your honest opinion graciously with others once trust is built in a relationship. This important step will help you become comfortable and confident in what you believe, as well.
Have you ever surrounded yourself with people you don’t agree with? If so, did you learn something from them? You can leave your comment below.