Has someone ever said something to you, and you didn’t have a response in a timely manner – a quick comeback? However, hours later or even days later, the response you could’ve said pops up and you wished you had said that very thing…
I know I have. This has happened during conversations with friends, family, and even on the job.
Did it bother you to no end that you didn’t say what you could’ve said in that moment? Depending on the nature of the conversation, it could’ve been something positive or negative said to you. Nonetheless, in my experience, I have learned to just keep my mind on Christ. His opinion is the only one that matters in my life.
Rather than letting what you could’ve said bother you, release it to God and keep your mind on Him so the situation doesn’t continue to nag at you. I always pray that God will help me be led by His Spirit and not by the flesh. With that being said, this is what came to me: if it was meant for me to say something in that moment, then the words would have come to me. If the words didn’t, then there was no need to say anything at all.
Sometimes less is best, quiet is key, and holding the tongue is necessary. During times like this when families are confined under one roof together, and attitudes are easily flared due to stay-at-home orders, it’s best to choose battles wisely to avoid saying something that you will later regret. Choose not to be led by the flesh.
For it is written in James 1:19-20: 19 My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, 20 because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.
Pursue peace in all circumstances. And since Jesus is the Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6), pursue Him.
Have you ever spoken to someone and when they became upset, and it was like you were talking to a totally different person? The words that came out of their mouth didn’t even exemplify their character, or who you thought they were!
This can be damaging to a relationship, especially for someone sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ to unbelievers. There are people in this world who have not accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior and will look for any reason to discredit the Kingdom of God. This is factual. Therefore, as believers sharing the gospel to the world, or even to someone in their home, we have to put on the full armor of God daily and be ready to stand against the devil’s schemes (Ephesians 6:11).
Don’t fall for senseless arguments that will sow discord in the family and amount to nothing (remember the enemy wants to demolish everything that God has created). We all have a bigger purpose, more now than ever, to ensure that those who do not know about out living Savior have an opportunity to hear the truth and see God in us.
God bless you all.
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Love you all in Christ,
Ayesha L. Shoulders
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