Has God ever taken you on a journey that just doesn’t make sense sometimes?
Starting this blog was kind of difficult for me, to be honest. I wasn’t sure how I felt about just “putting it all out there”—and running the risk of being labeled…well…all sorts of things like: hypocrite, liar, stupid, naïve, etc. And especially with the variety of circles that I am apart of, it’s just a little…unnerving. But I truly have felt led to do this.
So I do.
And yet today, the thing that is on my heart to say is rather…contrary to what blogging is really all about.
Oh the irony…
Between yesterday’s post and my momma’s comment, I started thinking about how to gain perspective.
I had a friend one time that told me what her rule in counseling is.
Most people really need to hear this, consider it, and work at it, because it doesn’t come easy. I do my best to employ it as much as possible in applicable situations, as difficult as it may be.
Speak 20% of what you are thinking. Leave 80% unspoken.
1) It forces you to listen more—because you don’t have as much to say!
It gives you a better grasp and understanding of where people are coming from, and, oftentimes, allows you to build better relationships…because people are listened to! (Such a novel concept.)
2) It forces you to only say the things that are probably even worth listening to…
Because most of what we probably have to say is fluff.