The average person is always seeking approval, validation, sometimes from someone, other times from themselves, so being smart is not just enough, but we are beginning to have an endless need to show it.
I don’t know about you but most of the arguments I have heard or seen in relationships (this spans from friendship to family) are people trying to show how smart they are. Remember that last time you had an argument, you were gaining points so you didn’t want to stop right? Yeah I can remember.
Here is what happens the person on the other end doesn’t want to feel stupid at all so the try to argue more but you win and they leave hurt, you might not see it, but a bruised ego is sometimes the most difficult thing to spot.
Maybe your a call it like you see it person, you just have to say that truth, remember that maturity is somethings the ability to know when to bend principles, aren’t people worth more than principles. So what if the person decides to keep taking advantage of you when you decide to not be the smart one, well send them they link for this post, they will get the message. The next time you hear that nagging voice in your head asking you to prove how smart you are, you can ask yourself these;
1. Are you the only smart one? If your answer to this is yes, you need Jesus.
2. Does the other person have a point, then why not let their point shine, or must you have all the points?
3. Has the person gotten the point, so why do you feel you must feed your ego by talking more?
4. Is your friendship/ relationship worth dying cause you are the smart one?
God knew this, so he paid an amazing price to keep his relationship. What are you paying to keep yours. Thank you. Please don’t forget to like, share and please drop a comment. Once again thank you.