Talk about it:
What is one takeaway or personal challenge you have from this teaching?
Have you ever been around a person who doesn’t listen well? How did that make you feel?
Is there a time you feel I’m not listening to you? (When your spouse answers this, just listen and then respond with, “Thank you for sharing that. I’ll try to be more aware in the future.”)
Think about it:
How do I respond when life doesn’t roll out as I expected?
What are my deeper thoughts and feelings as I begin to demand my own way? Is fear a part of that?
Notes and Quotes
1 Corinthians 13:5 ESV, “Love does not insist on its own way…”
God’s word says we are not loving when we insist upon our own way.
The God Tool of Acceptance and the God Tool of Humility are tools we need to use to not insist on our way. (Learn more about God-Tools here.)