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.
I'm learning to listen a little more closely to that still small voice.
There's always HOPE, right?
Yes! There's ALWAYS hope....."and the greatest of these is love" ♥ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Thank you Deb...I think both our words will be difficult ones to master.
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!ReplyDelete
I'm so sorry you were hurt. But thank you for sharing and reminding me to not dwell on the negative things that happen.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Love your word Deb! Boy, did it come at a good time too! Happy New Year my friend. Hugs and blessings, CindyReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Yes, Deb!! I love your word and this is a fine example of how it will touch your life in this new year!ReplyDelete