Proverbs 15:1 NLT A gentle answer deflects anger,
but harsh words make tempers flare.
*Here are a few tips or suggestions for anyone who wants to not only learn God’s word, but also start applying it to their daily lives.
- When it comes to communicating with individuals most often we find ourselves automatically assuming that the other person is in the wrong. However, in Christianity we must continually practice correcting ourselves by not giving into the sinful nature of our flesh that encourages division and strife. For example, if you have a younger sibling you might have a difficult time communicating with each other once you find yourselves in the middle of a dispute, especially since you might be trying to point out the factors act play when, you feel as if, the other person over-stepped “your” personal boundaries and might take the responsible of providing them with enlightenment into your own hands. But, despite the efforts taken towards their advancement in life, 9 times out of 10 we find ourselves actually being the ones invading others’ territory and personal space.
- One way to highlight the mistreatment you may be bestowing upon another individual is by asking yourself if you would have had this same reaction had this been another person? If the answer that you come up with is no, rather than blow things out of proportion, make correcting yourself when you are wrong a part of your daily routine. That way you will cease mistreating those that you love very dearly and would find yourself calling in times of need, because often the people we mistreat the most are those whom we remain the closest to.
- In conclusion, this week I challenge to over step the boundaries that have allowed you to remain complacent in this very delicate area of your life that has the ability to impact you relationships in multiple aspects of life including your relationship with God, especially since our Lord and Savior says, “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbor as thyself” (Luke 10:27 KJV) while also taking into account: “Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others” (Philippians 2:3-4 KJV).
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