In touch with someone who has a terrible need to fight all the hard earned experience you’ve managed to put together and are attempting to pass along? You know, that person who denies you everything you’re about today despite the fact that you lived it? The lady or gentleman who continue to believe that their brain will conquer their disease?
Thankfully, our founders foresaw these people and wrote;
“Do not be discouraged if your prospect does not respond at once. Search out another alcoholic and try again. You are sure to find someone desperate enough to accept with eagerness what you offer. We find it a waste of time to keep chasing a man who cannot or will not work with you. If you leave such a person alone, he may soon become convinced that he cannot recover by himself. To spend too much time on any one situation is to deny some other alcoholic an opportunity to live and be happy.”
I didn’t cause it, I can’t control it and I can’t cure it. I can try because I am uniquely qualified but I can’t sell someone short who really wants it while wasting my breath on someone who doesn’t. God obviously has other plans for them or different timing than I perceive.
Their anger, when misdirected at me or you, when we caused that person no harm at all, is unwarranted and ought carry no emotional weight at all. Besides, God will sort it all out…