Wednesday 16 July 2014

Winsome Wednesday - Its hard NOT to share sometimes...

Of all the things I've read and seen on facebook, twitter and pinterest this week, this statement from Joyce Meyer stands out for me:
You can increase your peace immediately if you would just make a decision today that you are not ever going to give your opinion to anybody again unless they ask you for it.
Do you KNOW how difficult that is?

So I decided that I would give this a try and in doing so I realized how often I DO give my opinion without being asked.  It also made me think about the impact of giving it without being asked and in giving it WITH being asked!

The difference?  Without being asked for my opinion, but giving it anyway, kinda seemed to make no impact!  Giving it when asked, firstly made me think about how and what I was going to say, and then noticing that the person asking, actually took note of my words, thought about them, mulled them over and either accepted or rejected it, but with grace.  I have with joy seen someone take something I've said and grown from it or grown closer to the Lord and its wonderful, and humbling.  But when my words, uninvited, get fobbed off, well thats kind of my problem isn't it?


The last few nights when I've gone to bed, I've considered my words for the day and realized a lot of what I said, that I felt was good advice or helpful words, were in fact, uninvited!  Sigh..... !

Proverbs 17 v 27:  He who has knowledge spares his words, and a man of understanding has a cool spirit.

So, my encouragement to you is if you want your words to have an impact, wait until you are invited to offer your opinion.  This does promote peace as no conflict can arise from it.  Such wise words from Joyce Meyer!

God bless
Tracy

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3 comments:

  1. Good Morning Tracy, I think the advice on this Blog Post is very wise and important for me today. thank you for sharing! Also thank you for your party today!
    Blessings, Roxy

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    1. Hi Roxy, glad you could relate :) Thanks for linking up and commenting. I appreciate it
      God bless
      Tracy

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  2. Oh my, oh my.... This is so true, and I often struggle with this. I tend to give my opinion way to much, yeah... I'll be honest! Good reminder Tracy, thanks!

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