Do you ever have times in your life when the voices of doubt and discouragement tap you on the shoulder just a little harder, trying desperately to get you to listen to them? They whisper words of, “See I told you so!”, or “This just isn’t your day is it?”, or “Come on tell them what you’re really thinking…..you know they have it coming to them. They deserve it!”.
These voices seem to come whenever their heart desires, trying to catch you off guard just waiting to see what you will do . Will you follow the Lord’s way or cave and give into the flesh and follow your own way? Sometimes it’s such a hard decision to make, especially with the current state of the world. It is so easy to react to all that’s going on. Without even thinking, it only takes a split second to let the words come out of your mouth and a lifetime to try and wipe them away.
I want to challenge you friends to be careful in times like these. Choose your words wisely, seeking guidance from the Lord as to how a situation should be handled. The Bible states that….
“A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.”
We have little ones who are watching our every move in these situations. Waiting to hear what Mommy and Daddy will say. Learning that if Mommy and Daddy say it, it must be the right thing to do.
“Likewise every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit.”~Matthew 7:17
I remember a line from a song that I used to sing when I was younger that went like this…”They will know we are Christians by our love, by our love, yes they’ll know we are Christians by our love.” Are you showing love in your actions and words? What type of fruit are you producing for your children? Are you reaping a bountiful harvest of the fruits of the Spirit for them to pass down from generation to generation? Seek the Lord’s guidance in this area if you see changes that need to be made. The changes you make now will be part of the legacy you will leave for years to come.
~Now it’s time to link up !~
* This link up will be happening every Thursday at Leaving a Legacy. You can link up your posts that deal with leaving a legacy to your children and other loved ones. These posts can vary from spiritual lessons, to homeschooling tips, to recipes and homemaking skills that you want to pass down. You can also link up posts that offer encouragement to the community. I will do the best I can to read as many posts as possible throughout the week. However, if there are times that I miss you, know that I’m so grateful that you linked up and was so blessed to have you here!
- To link up go to the sidebar and get the code for the Legacy Leaver Thursdays button, right click and “save as” on the code and then upload it into your post. Or you can provide a direct link somewhere in your post linking back here. That way other bloggers can join in too!
Then copy and paste the direct link from your post, (not your blog url), into the linky tool below.
In order to create an encouraging community here, please take a moment to visit the person in front of you. As time permits, I will read as many of your posts as possible throughout the week. Thank you!
* Here is a post from last week, from Five in Tow, that brought tears to my eyes…
For those of you that link up throughout the month, I will be choosing a “featured blogger”, for the following month. The featured blogger will be someone who actively participates in the link up, and who’s posts have really touched the community. They will receive free advertising for their blog on my sidebar for that month, and also be allowed to submit one approved guest post during that month.
The featured blogger for the month of November is my good friend Tracy from My Daily Walk in His Grace. Please take a moment to stop by and read her encouraging words!