Striving For Beneficial Conversation
Anytime we create “unnecessary” division we become satan’s tool. Pay attention not only to what you say, but how you say it. Don’t just make a statement, but truly aim to encourage everyone listening forward. I’ve certainly said things before full of great intentions, but my delivery or timing was all wrong.
Sometimes we’re not dealing with a win/win situation. Meaning it’s impossible to appeal to both sides of a heated battle. In these cases, just make sure you are choosing God’s side. Whatever God wants you should want. Whatever God thinks you should think. Whatever God prompts you to say, you should say. But, it always matters how you say things especially in God’s eyes.
Time has proven that emotions alone shouldn’t be our primary driving factor. God calls us to walk by faith for a reason. God anchors us with His truth for a reason. Don’t let your gut play your God. Don’t let this culture or social media drive your entire thought life crazy. Sometimes we just need to step away and let God show us a better way.
“Don’t use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them. And do not bring sorrow to God’s Holy Spirit by the way you live. Remember, he has identified you as his own. Ephesians 4:29-30