Woman, do you ever feel like a dead tree, even though you know God has filled you with living water and knowledge/wisdom that needs to be shared? Well, be encouraged. Do what's necessary to go from feeling like a dead tree to BEING the fruitful, flowering tree that God wants to make you.
When they say, "You are a strong woman." or "You are an independent woman.", are they being insulting? Are they suggesting that weak and dependent is what they expect the norm to be for women?
Isaiah 61"For the Spirit of the Lord God is upon me;.." https://www.biblegateway.com/audio/mclean/kjv/Isa.61
Nov - Links to TPM Wearables for purchase.
Oct - Mistaken for the side piece.
July - I Cor 7:34 - An Observation, not a Command.
May - Women, we change the atmosphere.
March - Women's History:
Black Women Preachers;
No More Smallin' Up of Me; Our Greatest Fear.
February - Valentines...daily!
Dec - Christmas..don't get too deep.
Nov - Happy Thanksgiving!
October - That's not worship.
August - The devil is a liar!
July - Where do you f-i-t?
June - "No" instead of "Go".
April - Let them "kill" you.
March-Woman, You are good
February - What ministry is calling you?
January - Woman, Go!
November-Don't be a Jonah.
October - It's Time for a new
September - Youth, here is something you can conquer.
July - Passive/Aggressive Leaders.
June - It's hard to leave.
May - Woman, why are you
April - Passive/Aggressive people.
March - God will give you His
own special pulpit
Feb - Rejection can be a blessing.
January - Snakes in your life.
I trust The Huffington Post posts. We can learn alot just from this one article. We all deal with or are guilty of being this type of person. In dealing with this type of person, in my opinion, if you can get away from them, then that may be the answer. In families, relationships, and jobs, getting away may not be so easy. In situations where you choose to participate, such as a social club, circle of friends, church or community organization, you can more easily walk away and find a better social club, circle of friends, church or community organization. We all want to participate, but if that participation costs us too much peace, then it's not worth it. God doesn't expect us to exchange giving for frustration. God honors giving and wants it to be cheerful. Give cheerfully -- and that doesn't mean to look for opportunities to give , participate or serve where everything is easy, because work costs something. But, give where the work is worth the effort, builds you up and the leader doesn't tear you down to nothing. You lose yourself, which is not worth any type of giving or serving opportunity.
5 Ways to Communicate With a Passive-Aggressive Person
06/02/2015 03:09 pm ET | Updated Jun 02, 2016
Dianna Booher CEO, BooherResearch.com Author, 46 books on leadership communication & executive presence: Creating Personal Presence & What MORE Can I Say?
Janet wore a smile from the nose down; her eyes bore daggers. If I offered a Friday afternoon off for having finished a big project early, she “wished” it had been last week when she and her husband were headed out of town for the football game.
When I ordered in pizza for everyone’s lunch to celebrate a staff anniversary, she had “hoped” for barbecue.
When I congratulated a three-person team on finishing a custom course our client had raved about, Janet dropped a note on my desk “just FYI” that her coworker Amy didn’t have anything to do with it — that she herself had completed the major part of the project without help.
When I announced that our company would continue to pay healthcare premiums for all employees, she smiled and “guessed” she’d be “penalized” because she already had coverage through her husband’s firm and would just “lose” that benefit that others in the company received.
So I offered her the premium equivalent in cash. A few weeks later, when her husband lost his job and along with it his health coverage, Janet was back in my office asking for health coverage “like everyone else.”
Such is the scene in dealing with passive-aggressives. Recognize this behavior around your office?
These individuals appear to act appropriately in any given situation — but they actually behave negatively and resist passively. They often play the “victim.” Their passive-aggressive actions can range from mild to extreme:
Mild resistance: Making excuses for not doing, “forgetting,” blaming, “misunderstanding,” “teasing” remarks to hurt or let you know how they feel.
Extreme resistance: Sabotaging your success, blocking plans or results.
In other words, they fear openly and directly communicating with you. So they communicate their resistance covertly. And dealing with them is sheer misery — much like dealing with a terrorist. You never know when they’re about to strike — until the damage has been done.
After all, leadership includes such challenges — covert hostility as well as open conflict.
Now, GO! (Matthew 28:19-20)
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