but grievous words stir up anger (KJV) Proverbs 15:1
Each day, me must represent the one we claim to follow. We say we are saved, sanctified and filled with the holyghost. We say we are running for our lives and striving to be more like Jesus. Are you responding with love in your daily interactions?
In business, and in our personal lives , how do we respond when something is not done to our liking ? What do we do, as when the people around us, don’t agree with us?
On Twitter, Facebook and other social networks we spout out scriptures and have become Kingdom living experts. ( Not sure what that is ) But the same Kingdom living experts pumping out scriptures, are also spouting out hate, jealousy, backbiting and strife. Even cussing folks out, all for the world to see. My eight yr old would say, “That ain’t right! ”
It’s confusing. We all know, if there is confusion, God is not in it, as he is not the author of confusion. He is peace, as we should be. We have followers and friends that hold us to a standard. But most importantly, Jesus holds us to a standard. It is his vision that we are fulfilling. Like Esther, he has called us for such a time as this. People are not only watching our actions, they are watching are reactions.
Our response to uncomfortable situations or conversations should be done in love. You don’t have to be a wimp to respond in love. Jesus was not a wimp. Jesus was kind, compassionate and humble. But he also was direct, precise and authoritative. When he spoke, it was in love. If our attributes mirror Jesus, why is there so much anger amongst our brothers and sisters? Each day my prayer is “Lord, don’t let me do anything that will embarrass you.” You see, my goal is to please God, not man. God can use Man on my behalf, but ultimately it is God who has the final say. I belong to him. In business and in our personal lives, let’s respond to our clients, friends and associates as Jesus would.
“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it” – Charles R. Swindoll