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Are you ready for what comes around?

Updated on June 27, 2012

What goes around, comes around


How do you behave towards others?

Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.” Ephesians 4:2 (New International; Version)

How do you behave towards others? How do you treat your neighbours, friends, family, classmates, co-workers, and people on the bus or anywhere we travel throughout our day? When we conduct ourselves in a humble, gentle manner our lives will be much less stressful and we find ourselves a lot more happier. Let’s dissect each of these words and then perhaps and then you may see how to incorporate them into your daily living.

Humble: not proud or haughty : not arrogant or assertive Do you walk around with a chip on your shoulder? Do you look down on people who are poorer than you, come from a different country and culture? Do you believe you are better than anyone else? Are you ready for what comes around?

Gentle: free from harshness, sternness, or violence Do you speak cruel spiteful words to others to get your jollies watching them in their hurt feelings? Be careful, if this behavior leads to some else to commit suicide in Gods eyes you are just as guilty of murder as if you put a bullet in their head. Are you too stern with your wives, husbands, children or subordinates? Are you a bully? Read about those who speak cruel words, the same applies to you.

Patient: bearing pains or trials calmly or without complaint, not hasty or impetuous ,steadfast despite opposition, difficulty, or adversity Do you have patience waiting in the grocery line, or when dealing with anothers short comings or difficulty in understanding? Do you stand beside a family member, friend, classmate or co-worker when dealing with difficult situations? Do you bear with another when they unintentionally do or say annoying things?

All of the above definitions come from Webster’s dictionary. The comments are my own.

Why not make a list of how you can improve yourselves with this helpful little guide. Then start working on improving yourselves one at a time. As an added bonus you will find yourselves much less stressed and happier. Oh and as another added bonus remember this: What goes around comes around. So how you behave towards others will be done back to you. How do you want people to treat you?

Welcome with open arms fellow believers who don’t see things the way you do. And don’t jump all over them every time they do or say something you don’t agree with—even when it seems that they are strong on opinions but weak in the faith department. Remember, they have their own history to deal with. Treat them gently” (Romans 14:1 MSG).

In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:16

Be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous: not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing." 1 Peter 3:8, 9

"Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up" James 4:10.

We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Prayer: Jehovah Hossanha ( God our maker) make my every heart beat with a deep longing desire to always walk righteously in Your divine eyes and be open to expanding my ability to become more Christ like every day. In the name of our loving King Jesus Christ we pray. Amen.

May the sweet sunshine of Jesus’ love bless you today and every day


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      Oceansider 5 years ago

      Thanks teacherjoe and you too, happy 4th to you & yours!

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      teacherjoe52 5 years ago

      Hi Helen

      Yes you have some really nice bike trails in the mountains and the city id beautiful and clean. I camped out on some island by a park for about a week. That was a well needed rest after bicyling from Vanacouver Canada and before heading to Cabo in the Baja.

      This is a good place to listen to free audio books if you are interested: as well as sermonsaudio.

      God bless you.

      PS happy fourth of July

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      Oceansider 5 years ago

      San Juan Capistrano is about a half an hour north of where I live, and yes the birds still return once a year as far as I know.

      And thank you, yes, San Diego County is lovely, I am blessed to live here.

      I am not very familiar with John Bunyan....of course I have heard of him, but don't really know about him. I'll have to look that up.


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      teacherjoe52 5 years ago

      Hi oceansider.

      Thank you for your wonderful comment.

      Do the birds still return to San Capastrano?

      Your city was very beautiful when I visited it fifteen years ago.

      I am listening to Chief of Sinners by John Bunyan and am amazed how much of my life imitates his.

      God bless you.

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      oceansider 5 years ago

      Thank you for your hub, I enjoyed reading it, and yes....we do need to imitate Christ daily, to love others, treat them well, kindly and compassionately!! I completely agree because that is what Jesus wants!

      God's blessings to you teacherjoe52,


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      teacherjoe52 5 years ago

      Hi Mhatter.

      That sounds very interesting.

      Thanks for sharing with me.

      God bless you.

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      Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for this. I served but I let the praise of men puff my ego. So I took the humblest of jobs and men praised me for my humility. Then I got sick and could no longer serve; and men created another me.