Why is this happening? Why do people not understand me? Why me?
Being human means being self-absorbed sometimes. We all fall victim to taking things personally. It’s human nature to reflect about circumstances and actions of people on a personal level. But this goes against you because human nature goes against God’s nature. It’s just the ego speaking lies to you.
Yes, circumstances come into your life for reasons. But reasons are not within details or people. Reasons are self improvement. This is confusing through a world perspective. It may look exact opposite — self-involved. But the difference is key. The difference is HOW it’s looked at and not why. If we pray for a glimpse of God’s perspective, it becomes clear. Eyes focus on a bigger picture.
A situation taken personally can drive a person crazy — why does this person not like you or why do they not understand you. All the while, circumstances revolving you, only manifested for you. They are for self reflection in order to grow and move in the direction God is leading you. And God leaves nothing to waste. The same situation is also for that other person, for reason of their own.
Love and be loved. This needs focus. If we are looking at why a person does something then we are looking at it wrong. It doesn’t matter why. The answer is obvious — because something needs to be worked out. Therefore, instead of ridicule or self-doubt, we need to strive for compassion and love no matter what.