Let’s Talk About It
All too often I believe some of the best friendships are destroyed over lack of communication. Someone may say something or do something that leaves the other feeling offended and often it was a big misunderstanding. So instead of us going to that person and saying something about it like seeking out some resolution and understanding, we allow that thing to fester until it does exactly what the enemy wanted in the first place, which is to destroy another friendship.
A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.
Assumptions are one of the worse things I believe any of us can do without any hard concrete evidence. We know the enemy has a way of making something look the exact opposite of what was intended. So, here we are amid this storm brewing… Our feelings are hurt, so we are really starting to overthink the whole matter. And the more we think upon it the storm starts to take on more strength and develops into a whole hurricane. And in the wake thereof is left much destruction, a shattered friendship! We must be able to rightfully discern the voice of God and know when it is a stranger voice that is trying to have us all discombobulated and too often the wrong voice succeeds.
For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up.
So, I have learned…. Let us talk about it. I believe at one point in my life they could have put a picture of myself next to the word assumption in the dictionary. I did not have time to go chasing anyone, asking them “what is wrong” and so on… Thank God for deliverance huh? You see in the process of this gift called life, I have learned that it is not always about me, sometimes we are all misunderstood, so instead of assuming, let us at least try to understand. Most of the time it really is not what we “assumed” it to be and instead of wallowing in the unknown, let us finds out what it really is and take back our peace.
Lesson I learned and hope all who read this take away from this:
Never allow the enemy to sow discord between you and your friends. True friendship is rare, when you have been blessed with it, hold on to it, protect it…
How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!