I am impatient in many ways, and often just want to get things done quickly. And this is not a good news.
So this is what happened. My friend A promised me something and didn’t deliver it. So I wrote a text which condemned the person. But I afraid that I may be too harsh, so I asked my other friend B’s opinion. My friend B just provided me another solution.
Haiz.. my heart is really deceiving. Is it really my friend’s fault? Why I can just think of how bad and how the attitude can be changed? Am I thinking highly of myself? Have I tried my best to be peace-maker? Have I really considered the situation thoroughly? But isn’t it a responsibility as a friend to remind each other of weaknesses? Have I been self-justifying?
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider other better than yourself. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.
Actually, this verse is the answer. I’m thinking too much again, I guess. My mind will just pop out with never-ending options and confuse me >.<
Arggggg……… I guess, WHAT to tell is not as important as HOW to tell. I must think of a way to speak so that I will not condemn the person and deliver my message as well. This is so hard! I’ve swollen down tons of words already because of this.
Sometimes, I would like to be simple-minded, just say whatever I want and live happily. But….
1 Corinthians 13
1 If I speak in the tongues[a] of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast,[b] but do not have love, I gain nothing.
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. 11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. 12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
I used to be like that, hurting a lot of people unintentionally. However, now I know God, I know His decree, may God guide me in His righteous path.