Don’t you hate having a conversation with a know-it-all who you know is wrong? Maybe it’s only over a matter of opinion, but the smugness of someone who can never admit being wrong can be hard to take. The need to be right and for others to agree that we are right is strong. It may be something to let go of.
The discretion of a man makes him slow to anger, and his glory is to overlook a transgression. (Pro 19:11)
You don’t always have to be right. In fact, the very fact that you can let it go shows immense maturity. It shows humility and God gives great grace to the humble.
Our need to be right is tied to our self-esteem. We need others to affirm our “rightness”. But when we lay that down in the sure knowledge that we are royal heirs of God’s kingdom, the opinions of others have very little value. We can overlook smugness with grace. God will vindicate where He will vindicate, all without our help.
When you remember who you are and whose you are, it takes the air right out of the enemy’s attempt to get you riled up. You can let it go in peace and walk away in grace.
Another post on spiritual maturity: How Mature Are You?