Thursday, April 3, 2008


Over the years, I have learned more about "self-willed". The word self-willed carries the idea of an arrogant self-will, an obstinate self-willfulness. One of the virtues in the Bible is a person is not self-willed (Titus 1:7). I don't want to be one of those who is a stubborn self-willed person who will steal other people's joy of life. As a sinner, I am a perpetually self-willed person, by that, I have the desire to have just what I wish but I don't (with self-control). However, I have a “passive behavior” which means often I allow other’s rights and needs take precedence over my own but at the same time, when necessary, I will express that the other person and I both have rights and needs equally.

I have seen some strong-willed people who are so controlling that they are not yielding to the wishes of others. More often than not, self-willed person will not listen to advices of others. A self-will person will always insisting stubbornly and arrogantly of having their own way.

I get irritated when I am around one who is very self-willed person, in fact, I don't develop friendship with anyone who is strong in self-willed.

Just my thoughts for tonight. :)

1 comment:

Abbie said...

Oh! I know exactly the type your are talking about! They drive me bonkers and I often wonder if I ever will turn out like that. I'm strong willed but i'm very considerate to the opinions of others. I don't know everything and I never claimed that I have and I appreciate when people come out and offer other opinions without pushing them on me.