The basic difference between being assertive and being aggressive is how our words and behavior affect the rights and well-being of others.–Sharon Anthony Bower
Sometimes we are un aware of our own power and influence on others. Our professional roles and personal roles as parents or elders in the family create a power differential with others. I wonder if God determines our level of power and influence on how we manage our current position personally and professionally. How does being a Christian influence how we approach even those that seem to be against us? It is against the cultural grain to show love towards people that we may be in opposition to. I am praying God will help me to be more aware of how my words and actions affect my communication with others.