Sometimes we all walk through struggles. Sometimes we all need a swift kick in the pants. Sometimes life just happens. But, all times, God can be found in the midst of any situation. Sometimes the situation may seem hopeless, or heartbreaking to a point you don’t understand – God can and will meet you where you are. The thing with God, though, is that His way isn’t always the easy way. His direction isn’t always going to be simple. It will, however, always be worth it. There are things in life we may not want to hear, but that does not negate the necessity that they are said.
I’m thanking God today for people unafraid to speak His word and share His heart, but in love. It is love that makes all the difference in the world.
As I was sitting here this morning, I began to think of all the things I am grateful for. There are many, too numerous to put down into a single post. What I would like to mention is the topic of truth.
Truth is vital. The underlying truth is that we don’t always want to hear it. The truth can sometimes hurt. However, life change and situation changes become possible when truth is spoken in love.
I have recently had a conversation or two that hurt in one way, but breathed life in another. There were things that I truly needed to hear – things that (had they not been spoken with the right heart, and in love) I might not have received well otherwise. These same thoughts made me look internally, do some digging deeper, and ultimately come to know peace and joy as a result of an open mind.
Never be afraid to speak the truth. Always attempt to speak the truth in love. It’ll have a much greater impact. What someone wants to hear isn’t what they necessarily NEED to hear. Be the difference.