Daily, we all do or say things we wish we had not done. Things as simple as interrupting someone’s conversation, sternly accentuating our words when displeased about things or people, unfairly judging others…when faced with seeing our own faults, mistakes and flaws it becomes immediately apparent that these reveal very uncomfortable truths about ourselves. As a giver of such negativity, feelings and ownership eludes us; however, once on the receiving end of someone’s anger, jealousy, envy or angry…it is only then we take exceptions to these acts. Reflection, taking and finding the source of why we hurt and then applying those truths to our daily interactions with others. Words can cut so deeply into the hearts and souls of people, words can be more dangerous than guns and knives, not to dismiss or minimize the amount of violence they can perpetuate upon others, but words can crush one’s spirit, in an instance. This is what the bible says in Ephesians 4:32 “Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.” Here’s another reference: Luke 6:31 “And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.” There seems to be a pattern of behavior that God wants to see in us. Romans 15:1-2 “We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up.”
I do not have any hidden agendas in this blog entry, it is specifically addressing my life at this very moment but I pray that God uses this space to help others heal and gain courage through Christ Jesus, my Savior! I have struggled today and yesterday with humility, forgiveness and communication. All three of these along with knowing and accepting Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior, have I even been able to see my actions I have been able to see myself through kinder, gentler eyes. I know God loves me and I know it saddens Him to know I’ve contributed to not loving the least among us/me. I hurt the feelings of someone very dear to me today, I pray I have the opportunity to seek forgiveness. Life can be so busy and generally very short, I did not want to sleep with this all unresolved, but it did or at least I think so. Ephesians 4:26 “In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry.” My plea to everyone is “don’t sweat the small stuff” and “don’t let the small stuff be some big something’s.” Give more hugs freely, give less advice, do more listening and less talking, more talking and less silence, more engaging and less evading. Show more love and less hate. Say you’re sorry, and truly mean it.
~Blessings and Peace~