Monday, October 11, 2010

The Things I Learn

I came across this post this weekend and I just had to share. It's from Lot's Of Scotts, which is such a great read - you should definitely check it out if you haven't before! It really has hit home with me - I, like so many, have learned the hard way that relationships can just get messy sometimes. I actually emailed her and said, "I think I'm going to print this out and hang it on my wall!"

So anyway, here it is...

"Here are the things I learned/relearned today:

1- Always tell the truth. Sooner or later it all comes out in the wash.

2- Speak the truth in love. People are much more apt to 'hear' you when they are convinced of your genuine care and concern for them.

3- Go directly to the source whenever possible...like telling someone their zipper is down, it is uncomfortable initially but worth it in the end.

4- As much as I detest 'drama' it comes with the territory of loving people. Pushing through the muck is worth it for people you care about.

5- Listen more than you speak. Pray even more than that. Pray specifically that as you listen God will give you the ability to really hear what is going on beneath the surface and the wisdom and discernment to respond in a way that is pleasing to Him.

6- Remain humble and full of grace. At the end of the day we are all sinners dealing with other sinners.

7- Some of life's most uncomfortable lessons are the ones we most need to learn.

8- The two greatest commands: Love God. Love one another."

(Thanks again, JMom - I really appreciate your wisdom!)

And now, I'm off to get the kiddos ready and head to the Dr for a check-up on the babe :). Here's hoping we get to hear that sweet little heartbeat!

4 comments:

Sarah Halstead said...

Thanks for sharing. Praying for you at your appointment.

bass family said...

Thank you for sharing! I needed to hear these!

The Sneaky Mommy said...

This was great!!!

becky said...

Those are good pieces of advice. Thanks for sharing.

Glad you got to hear the heartbeat! :)