Tuesday, March 24, 2009

WANTED: Your Opinion

Today's post is going to be a little different from normal.
First of all.....I want to share a verse of scripture.

Romans 12:18 (KJV)
If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.

Are you like me and you feel that this scripture was inspired to be written to let us know that we are to try our very best to get along with EVERYBODY!!!
But...do you agree that since it says,
"IF IT BE POSSIBLE....as much as lieth in you",
that God knows there are going to be times when it's not possible....that no matter how hard we try, or no matter what we do...a relationship...friendship...just isn't going to work out,
and will end?
I've been faced with some situations....and others have shared things with me....that indicate to me that this is true.

So...it's your turn....I'm needing some help...maybe a little encouragement....let me know what you think about this verse of scripture.
Give me your take on it, or share with me (in confidence) a situation you've been in that lets me know that it isn't always possible!!!
Leave me a comment....send me an e-mail!!!!

In His Love...and with mine!!!


  1. Deb, I was always taught that you treat everyone humanly decent, but you don't have to buddy, buddy with them if they are not what they should be if there is no way to direct them to being a better person. Speak to them when you see them, but go on about your way living your faith.

  2. Years ago when I still lived in FL, this girl who I thought was my friend wanted me to move in with her in Ft. Lauderdale. I lived in Ft.Myers {Gulf side}. She needed part of deposit right away, so I sent her some money. She skipped town. So needless to say, I ended the so called friendship, didn't even go try to find her for my money. Now I would probably say she needs it more than I do. We had a good friendship until all that mess.

    There are going to be people that it won't be possible to be friends with and the best thing is to make a clean break of it, that way it doesn't become a really bad situation.

  3. well, I'm not too nice when someone betrays me. for a while, I cant look at them or speak to them, but then after a while, I can bring myself to say hi, if I see them out, but I dont stop and chat, I keep on trucking LOL I have been hurt badly by many people and I've never forgot it. if you're my friend, I'll do anything in the world for you, but if you lose my trust, then lets just say I have no use for that person any longer. and I dont waste my breath, time or energy on them. i know that sounds mean!
    but I treasure you and your friendship and I love you to death!!

  4. goodness. ..
    i know a certain person that i just can't get along with. well, i do get along with, but they are so negative to me all the time, that the best thing for me to do is to just not talk to them. i feel bad about myself once i get off the phone or done talking to them. i try and try, but as we've talked about before, it just builds up in me, that i can't take it anymore. so. .. .

    i love the esther study by the way!


Kind words are like honey—
sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.
Proverbs 16:24