Have you ever been tempted to get frustrated, or angry, when other people won’t listen to good ideas? If so, fret not. It’s likely an opportunity to turn the situation over to the wisdom of God and let divine Mind bring about the best outcome according to Love’s perfect timing.
Jesus Christ had the most important message ever to share with humanity, yet, hordes of people chose not to listen.
Jesus had his moments of frustration, such as in the temple when he overthrew the money changers tables, and with the disciples, after they failed to heal a troubled boy, and he lamented, “How long must I be with you? How long must I put up with you?” (Matt. 17:17, NLT).
But Jesus never let anger take over his perspective. He continued to love and love and love. Even on the cross, the ultimate offense of those who refused to listen to his message, he blessed his enemies with the words, “Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing”
(Luke 23:34, NLT).
Jesus didn’t let other people’s ignorance upset his thinking and take it to a negative place. Jesus exercised dominion over frustration and anger and maintained a spiritual perspective, knowing that, one way or the other, Truth would win the day and ignorance would be corrected. He put every situation into God’s hands and kept human ego and pride out.
We can do the same. We don’t have to exercise personal control over anyone. It’s not our job to “straighten people out.” It’s our job to love and see the hand of God at work in our neighbor’s life.
We can trust that God always knows best. God knows how to get the right idea across in a convincing way. Love exerts the best influence.
As we silence ego, pride, and self-righteousness, and let the one Mind work its way, ignorance will yield to understanding, and good ideas will get the attention they deserve.