Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong. Let all that you do be done with love. I Corinthians 16:13, 14 NKJV

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Be Kind

This photo gives the idea that the older we get the less we care about what we look like, but it seems to me that for some people that older they get the less they care about if their words hurt others or not.
 
Some people lose their ability to check their thoughts and make sure that their words are not hurtful. Sometimes we might need to say tough things to people but we can always say those things in love.
 
I had a situation happen to me that totally left me without any thing to say in response. And after I saw this photo on Facebook - I was glad I didn't respond.
 
 


I am sitting across the table from a family member at a restaurant- we both got a salad to start our meal. As I finished my salad, I noticed that she still had some food left, I was not surprised since she had done most of the talking. All of a sudden she notices my salad is gone. She looks at me shocked and then she says, "what....did you inhale it?" as she made a sound like someone sucking up food. I was shocked. It really hurt my feelings.

Just because people are tacky and rude does not mean that we have to respond in like manner as much as we would like to do so. Sometimes it is very hard to do. But we are reminded in 1 Peter - to have a gentle and quiet spirit.

As Christians, as we age we should be reflecting Jesus more and more. But the only way to do so is to have a personal relationship with Jesus. By studying the Word of God and praying and being quiet in order to hear what He has to say to us, are we able to develop a relationship with Jesus. And by beholding we become changed.
God desires to change us into His image. All we have to do is ask.
 
So please - let this be a public service announcement- please remember that our words need to be kind. It doesn't matter our age - we never have the right to be unkind to others.
 

A good question to ask:  
 

If not- We need to humbly seek Jesus and ask Him to change us - and He is faithful! He will finish what He has started with us.
 

2 comments:

  1. So very true! I am sorry you were treated so rudely, but good for you in rising above and not returning similar behavior!

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  2. Very good post, Lisa!
    People can be very careless indeed.
    I'm reminded of the saying: "Hurt people hurt people." It must be something she learned was acceptable at some time in her life, which means she's been treated that way herself.
    It was good you didn't stoop to that level,but instead did like Jesus.

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