Monday, March 28, 2016

Burning Bridges Based on Assumptions

Assumptions are the lowest form of knowledge. Sometimes we fester on possibilities, especially when it comes to people. Sometimes we will assume someone is harboring negative intentions towards us without even bothering to get the facts. Our pride and our bad habit of nurturing past offenses can cause us to misidentify who are our enemies and friends. As a result, we build ourselves up through festering which in turn all we're really doing is getting pre-agitated (yes I made a word up lol) and tense. In actuality though all this does is make things worse. Many of us take things further and plan a method of revenge against something that hasn't even happened because we've allowed ourselves to get hyped up over an assumption. We try to get them before they can get us.
Instead of confronting our family member, friend, or coworker in the beginning when offense first takes root, we will harbor resentment until it becomes a bad habit. Then we explode and out comes the words and actions we later wish we could take back. Petty situations then turn into broken hearts and ruined opportunities for greatness.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Faith Requires Action

Are you making the best use of your time? 
Do you know what you want? What do you desire? Now with the answer to this question in mind, let me ask you again. Are you making the best use of your time? Have you set goals and deadlines that are in line with what you desire? These are some of the questions I am asking myself as I reevaluate what I want out of 2016 and beyond. My time management skills need more structure and I am not ashamed to admit that I have an issue.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Think Before You Speak

I always stress to people in the body to not let their emotions override the voice of the Spirit in them. The problem with responding to a situation with your emotions is that it's leads to an "act first, think later" mentality. It comes with an "I just have to tell it like it is" mentality. Sure you may have "got it off your chest" but at what cost?
When you respond in the spirit, you give yourself the opportunity to handle the situation like Christ would. I think though that therein lies the problem. People like to feed their emotions because they become caught up in getting the last word in and being right. People like to fester on situations and justify the shots they throw because if they were to respond in the spirit that means they would respond in love.