TODAY THE WORDS are WHAT ARE THE RIGHT WORDS? For me, the talker of the South, the blogger who has to limit the amount I write, and for the friendly advisor for so many people, I sometimes find it hard to find the “right” words to say, imagine that if you will. Oh, all of us can find many words to say about just about anything. We voice opinions, we state “so called facts and/or figures”, we quote scripture, we quote celebrities and/or politicians. It is hard sometimes to see through the fogged highway of information or so called information we receive through all of the sources of media and technology. You can Google anything today and in a few minutes have a history or origin of it; its synonyms or definition. All of this being said, what are the right words? Do we give a clinical definition, a politically correct answer (so tired of this technique), a faith based answer, or an answer from the heart? Let’s look at situations out of our control which we have the opposite opinion from someone we care about; what are the right words? Do we agree with that person because we love them or do we say our honest feelings and run the risk of alienating the very people we love? Do we keep our opinions to ourselves and not offer some advice when we see our loved ones, friends, or co-workers making decisions which you know will affect their futures dramatically? What are the right words? I am not sure I know the answer, but I will try to find the “right words”? Before you say any words at all, put yourself in the other person’s shoes. The ole phrase, “Walk a mile in my shoes” fits very effectively in this situation. Remember, it is not up to us to save the other person from learning the hard lessons we may have already learned; it is up to us to be honest with a tone of love in our voice and express our concerns and fears for them traveling down a certain path and what this journey will mean. We even have to use some tough love and harsh reality statements but all still with love. To make statements to prove we are right and they are wrong will only harm the relationship. To help them come to smart decisions or work through the impulsive ones they have made is the best way. Please remember this life works both ways; we have all made unwise decisions and have made the wrong choices. If someone you love has made a decision controversial to your way of thinking; you have to remember, they will learn from their mistakes. Love is the key and sometimes, the right words may be, “I love you; I may not agree with your decision and I don’t; but I love you.” God is love; God is forgiveness; and God is understanding; but even God uses the right words when He Says to us to be wise. Live life; love life; and live life to the fullest by praying first before saying anything to someone you love. God can tell you what to say or even if you don’t need to say anything at all.
DAILY FEATURED BIBLE VERSE:
And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him
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