I read Proverbs 14:4 today and it hit me pretty good. It says "an empty stable stays clean but no income comes from an empty stable" (NLT)
When a farmer has no oxen, the stable will be clean but he will be unable to make a living. The only way to keep your life free of people problems is to keep it free of people.
BUT (& that is a BIG BUT), if your life is empty of people, it is useless. If you live only for yourself, your life loses its meaning. Instead of avoiding people, we should embrace them and accept the fact - there will be issues to deal with.
I look at this thru the C3 lens. I thought "It seems as we grow, the more issues we have", then I had an epiphany - DUH!!!
Of course that's the case. The more people, the more issues. That is exactly why we need to look at issues as opportunities that lead to LifeChange.
My point: you can try to go through life without any problems but you will be a lonely miserable person and that's a problem. So avoiding people problems & issues is avoiding people all together but that leads to another whole set of problems... So basically you choose your issues and problems
Do you want great relationships or be lonely & miserable. Either way, you will have issues and problems. Suck it up and start loving on people...