Day 4: A habit that you wish you didn't have
Hmmm...I would have to say..I wish I didn't have the habit of speaking the truth to someone when they ask me my opinion/advice. And I've now (actually about 3 weeks ago) decided NOT to have any say at all anymore to ANYONE. I don't care how close we are, my suggestion/opinion/advice is Take It To God. That way if you wanna get mad at the truth you'll be mad at God.
Now, please don't get me wrong. I don't care when people take up their option/right to be mad at me for what I've told them..never have. I ALWAY pray to God that he gives me the right words to say before I speak. But you know..some people don't really want to hear the truth, they want you to agree with them and anyone that truly know me KNOW you will NOT get that from me. So if you wanted to just hold a little pity party, you invited the wrong guest - ME.
I've experienced people get mad and tell me I just don't understand...that's odd being that they were telling me their situation and ASKED me what I think they should do. First of all it's usually all to obvious what they should do but they were just too lazy to take the steps they should to get to where they needed to be in their situation..so I say PRAY. Don't ask someone how to handle a situation if you don't want the truth. Hint: If you ask your "friend" for advice and they sugar coat it or say it's alright and it's not...That's NOT your "friend".
Now, I've never been mean or ugly with a person, and I've never and will never ever EVER tell someone to leave their spouse UNLESS violence plays a roll in the matter. I will NEVER EVER tell a parent to not care for their adult dependant child..nothing like that. But if you ask for advice and I realize underneath you are really wanting me to handle your situation by offering my goods (ie; money, transportation, etc) but you are not doing what you need to do to help yourself...it's not gonna happen.
But yea...I'm done with the advice/opinion/whatchu think (LMBO) stuff. Take your cares and worries to God and he'll supply what you need. And I mean that in the kindest most heartfelt way.
This way, no one will have the opportunity to be angry because you didn't like what I had to say. My advice/opinion is in NO WAY solid, meaning what I think may not work for you. that's when YOU should know what's right for you and follow it. I don't get mad because someone didn't take my advice, that's ignorant. My advice/opinion is just that MINE. I just think it's silly when people get mad, but like I've heard before: The truth hurts. So that's why I say, it is better for one to take your cares to the Lord and he will supply.
Psalm 55:22 Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.
1 Peter 5:7 Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.
Isaiah 41:10 Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Philippians 4:6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.