Of A Truth…
I never give ’em hell. I just tell the truth, and they think it’s hell.
~Harry S. Truman~
Everything that we see is filtered through our own unique perspective of who we are. When someone speaks the truth, and your conscience cries out…take a moment to examine yourself and look at your own motives and intentions, before objecting to what was said. While a part of you may want to be offended, it may be just the very thing that you needed to hear, in order to grow and mature in understanding.
Thought for the day
Sometimes we can be sooooooo sensitive we act more like prima donnas than people really after spiritual fortitude. We behave like such weenies that we can not get beyond the messenger to appreciate the message. Also we get overly concerned with the tonality or appearance of an individual rather than concentrate on listening to the Truth he might be sharing.
Part of the problem is our inability to listen, for many of us hear fine but we do not listen. All our lives we have been so self centered that we have mastered the art of hearing with our mouths…ready to respond and impress, before the message has been delivered! Because life is about us, we believe that what really matters to anyone is what we think! We are too concerned being defensive to allow Truth to penetrate our being.
The next time you are at a meeting and someone says something you immediately react to, instead of “throwing out the baby with the bath water” and dismissing it, examine the reason the sharing is affecting you negatively. After honest appraisal you may find, it is exactly what you need to hear!
Iron sharpens iron; so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend [to show rage or worthy purpose]. ~Proverbs 27:17 (Amp)~
A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels: To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings. The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction. ~Proverbs 1:5-7~
And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. And of his fullness have all we received, and grace for grace. For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. ~John 1:14,16,17~
…If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. Jesus (John 8:31,32)~