…with your kids? Or your husband? Or your parents?
Here’s some Truth today:
2 Timothy 1:7 For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid,
but rather gives us power, love, and self-discipline.
Know someone who could use that Word? Feel free to share it with them. His Word brings life and light where there is darkness.
Here’s how it plays out when applied to relationships. We do not have the “right” to dish unkindness on others, no matter how “true” some things seem to be to us. So we need to speak life into people’s lives, being truthful, but not damaging others.
Ephesians 4:29 Let no unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only
but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs,
that it may benefit those who listen.
The “pain” you feel is actually maturity growing – like “please,” and “thank you,” being polite begins as something we don’t want to do, but then becomes second nature – as it should be. So it is with being gentle, self-controlled, kind, and patient in relationships.
Dare you to NOT demand what you want when you want it today, and instead…
You’ll speed up the maturity process. Ask God to walk this path with you – do it daily for 21 days in a row, then start over if you slip up. Six months from now, you’ll look back and be amazed.
We have a rule at our house that we’ll talk about the issues when people have emotional control. It helps all of us in Roesnerland when we do that.
Glad you are on the journey with us!
What do you think? Which situations/people cause YOU to need self-control and patience most? Dare you to join in the discussion today, and be a Titus 2 person!
Love to you,
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