Of course you are not. But, some people act as if they are. These are the people who act as if they are above reproach. They always seem to find fault in everyone else. They love to connect themselves with people who may not be on their same socioeconomic level so they can be looked up to. They like to appear smarter, wealthier and better. Their egos are typically highly inflated and they find it difficult to find any flaws within themselves.
The “god person” gives the appearance that they have no worries and no trials. This person generally believes they are above the rules of society and should be given special consideration. They want you to believe they are in control of everything because they truly believe it themselves. There is no one who is far greater, more superior, more perfect, more untouchable than they themselves.– or so they think.
For those of us who believe in God, we know that these people are a far cry from the omnipotent that we love and serve. Here are few tips on dealing with a human and fallible god.
Respect Yourself – First and foremost, you have to lead by example. It’s true. If you don’t respect yourself, then no one else will. You have to be confident and remain confident when in the company of these people. (To thine own self be true -William Shakespeare) In other words, don’t get caught up in trying to fit in. All of us have a a gift that God has given us. Find your gift and use it.
Set Limits– You may live with this person. You may work with this person. Or, you may have a relationship with this person. However you are connected, you will need to decide how you will keep your sanity. You have to set limits on what you will tolerate and what you won’t. Make your own rules and have that person abide by them or else you need to move on and get out of the way. This goes back to being respectful of yourself first and not allowing others to disrespect you. It’s a choice. It may be a hard one. But, it is a decision that you will only be able to make. What can you put up with and what is non-negotiable? Let the “god person” person know this and you make sure that they respect the boundaries you set forth and you make sure you follow through.
Assert yourself – There is a difference between being assertive and aggressive. Assertive is to go after what you want without putting everything and everyone else at risk at any cost. What you want is to not to be demeaned, ridiculed or passed over. You have to be confident. You have to be pleasantly persistent and thoughtful of others even when this person takes your patience to a whole other level. You cannot allow their ways to rub off on you. Aggressive means all bets are off. Anyone and anything that gets in an aggressive persons way can be viewed as collateral damage. Aggressive people don’t care how it gets done. They just want it done by any means necessary. And they want it done Now! Be assertive. Be clever. Be smart. Get what you want on your terms without intimidation or questionable tactics. After all, you are already dealing with someone who thinks they are god. If you don’t feel as if you can deal with the “god person” on your own, consider seeking professional help. More importantly, seek the real God to help you navigate through your ordeals. God is the real deal. He knows it. Do you?