Tuesday, September 23, 2014
"Speak to each other with psalms,hymns, and spiritual songs singing and making music in your hearts to the Lord." Ephesians 5:19
This verse really spoke to me today. Here lately I have been feeling like there is so much anger around me. I see it on my social media, see it on TV, and I have even had a little in my own heart. Sometimes I feel like people judge one another too harshly. We expect others to be perfect and always know and do the right things. The truth is, none of us are perfect and the truth is, none of us always know what to do. Sometimes we make decisions in life that others are not happy about and simply do not benefit everybody involved. Truth is, that's a part of life!
Lately, I have been praying for more understanding. I don't want to be that person that is constantly criticizing others or constantly finding fault in others. What's the point? All we do is destroy relationships and break hearts that way. Sure, somebody might make a wrong choice or somebody might hurt you but to have true understanding and love is to have peace and I want that peace so badly.
It starts with how we treat one another, how we speak to and about one another. It's tough. Sometimes it's easier to "vent" about somebody and talking bad about others, for some reason makes us feel better about our own lives and our own situations. Stop it. Really, all we do when we talk badly about others, is build our own anger up and destroys the relationship. Even if the person never hears what you say.....it WILL slowly destroy that relationship.
Speak love to and about one another. That is the only way we will ever be pleasing to God when talking about somebody behind their back. God doesn't like us to speak ugly about one another because He loves each and every one of us. God WANTS unity and desires that for our lives. It hurts His heart when He hears us speaking ill of one of HIS children. It doesn't matter the hows or the whys because He knows that none of us are perfect and He has taken the nails for our bad choices and wrong doings so to judge somebody else is never acceptable to Him and we are never justified in this act. As Christians, we are to hold one another accountable for things but make sure you are still doing it IN LOVE!
So, try something new today and everyday here on out, speak only love about one another. If you feel yourself about to speak hate or ugly, then just hush it. Don't let the words come out of your mouth. Keep practicing this and before you know it, your heart will match your thoughts and your thoughts will match your mouth.
Be blessed today y'all!