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Thursday, January 4, 2018

{ Just Maybe }

Have you ever had something happen to you and you were surprised at your reaction? That was me yesterday. I made a comment to someone and I didn't get the response I'd hoped for. As a matter of fact, the comeback from the other person really hurt my heart. At a time in my life my reaction would've/could've been not so pleasant as I might've let them see how upset I was. As I thought back on what happened.....
and what didn't happen because that was what stood out to me the most.....
I realized that my word for 2018, DWELL, came into play. I made a choice not to DWELL on the negative response I received, but to tell myself I wasn't going to allow them to steal my joy. 

Maybe.....
just maybe.....
 I'm learning to listen a little more closely to that still small voice.

There's always HOPE, right?
😊

9 comments:

  1. Yes! There's ALWAYS hope....."and the greatest of these is love" ♥

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  2. That happens quite frequently...usually, I am a jovial and quite brutally honest person and I am told some folks can't take that. I also say Thank you with the line of including Jesus in there...my understanding, some folks are offended by that...imagine that, living in a world where folks are offended by the name Jesus. Oh wait, that is the reality now...sad indeed.

    Thank you Deb...I think both our words will be difficult ones to master.

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  3. Yes, I've been there and done that! It's not always easy to get over especially if it's someone you're really close to. You picked a great word!

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  4. I'm so sorry you were hurt. But thank you for sharing and reminding me to not dwell on the negative things that happen.

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  5. I love that you were able to use your word for the year to get you through this! I try to remind myself that I can't control how others respond and react to me.. I can only treat them with love and truth. Sometimes they just aren't ready or willing to accept it.

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  6. Right, we can always hope to listen and do better. I do like your word "Dwell", I will have to use it I'm sure this year.

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  7. Love your word Deb! Boy, did it come at a good time too! Happy New Year my friend. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  8. Thank God for the voice of the sweet Holy Spirit that gently lets us know when we are acting like the Son. Timely post for me, thanks.

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  9. Yes, Deb!! I love your word and this is a fine example of how it will touch your life in this new year!

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Gracious words are a honeycomb,
sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
Proverbs 16:24