This is the question. Not: How am I doing? Nor: How are they doing? Or: How is she or he doing? But in a real sense we should look at life as: How are we doing?
Too often we can be self-absorbed, I speak first-hand, thinking as if we are the center. Or we can be concerned about the person or persons we don't like. But God has something better for us in Christ.
I think we need to learn to see ourselves and our brother and sister in Christ as one in the Lord. And we need to see ourselves and any other human being as one in God. Therefore it's never about me, but it's about us before God, in God's world and with reference to the ongoing work of God in Jesus.
I struggle at times over people and the same was happening today (yesterday, when this post goes out). But then it dawned on me as I was seeking to humble myself and dwell in the grace and love of God in Christ in all of this in all my brokeness and imperfection, that I need to see any problem as an "us" problem. Not as a "they" problem, or a "me" problem I want to escape. Now I want to go from here and see what God does.
What thoughts do you have on this?