I don’t need an actual uniform even though it may help. I find myself easily amused by how quickly a day can go from blessed and oh so thankful to just downright crazy. Hubby and I had one of those pesky disagreements that escalate for no apparent reason, ya know the kind. Yes, I could have just stopped talking, but quite frankly I didn’t feel like having a quiet spirit because my flesh was riled up. Needless to say it wasn’t pretty but just like in Ephesians 4:26, we didn’t let the sun go down on our anger.
We talked about the day and other stuff and it seems that I am not exactly great at encouraging/encouragement, hence my need for a cheerleading uniform. I tend to go into analyze/analysis mode when hubby shares something and sometimes he would just like a “yeah, honey that was (fill in the blank)”. I can have a tendency to be too smart for my own good and need to solve the problem at hand instead of just taking in the information as it is presented.
Thankfully, there were quite a few other things that were shared and forgiveness and grace extended on both parts and the conclusion was good. A dear friend of mine has shared something similar and the fact that sometimes I can say something or ask a question (after someone has shared something) that makes them feel not as smart. She knows that I do not do it on purpose it is just how I process it and then the questions/comments come but even though she deals with it because she knows me, it isn’t a good thing. I need to make some changes, so prayers are appreciated. 🙂
Are you good at encouraging? Can you share any scripture verses, tips, pointers to a sister that is stuggling in this area?