How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity! Psalm 133:1b
Do you know any bullies? Bullies are often big in size, but they bully people because they feel little inside. They don’t know how to be friends with people, so they use force to control others. Fighting is not the best way to end a bully problem. Even if it works for you, another person will become a victim–and the bully never learns the joy of real friends.
Dealing with a bully is not something you should do on your own. When someone makes you feel bad–either by hitting with their hands or by using words, you need to talk to an adult you trust. A bully problem is a big deal!
The word PAUSE can help you solve the problem. To pause means to stop a moment. Each letter has a step to work out–that is what you need an adult for.
Prepare – Plan how you will act. Don’t react.
Affirm relationships – God wants us to work at getting along.
Understand God’s view – What does He want for you (and the bully)?
Search for creative solutions – Meet everyone’s needs.
Evaluate – Does the plan work or need changes?
If you have been bullied before, what did you do about it? God’s Word says to pray for our enemies. What can you pray for your bully?