At some point, you might feel used or even manipulated as you help someone else make a transition.
Planned transitions can take on a life of their own. Once plans get rolling, they can feel like a freight train running ahead at full steam. You either get on board or get out of the way. The process can feel pushy to those called to serve its ultimate goal.
We are called to serve one another. The only healthy way you can navigate this season is to put to death your ability to be offended. Offense is something you choose to pick up. Don’t do it. People will see your negative attitude and how you hold yourself back when you should be pressing in.
You can never be manipulated if you have a servant’s heart. Servants anticipate the needs of those they serve. They are too busy serving in love to be sidetracked by self- interest. Press in and God will do a wonderful work in your heart, and you will be a blessing to others.
(An excerpt from the book, A Good Place)