Thursday, April 5, 2012

Character Quality Project for April 2012: Loving Communication


I started with having a Character Quality for each month back in January, 2012 but because I was offline for the months of Jan-Mar. 2012, I was not able to post them here.   This month I decided to make a goal of being more patient with my husband and friends and then I thought that something that I should really focus on would be more loving communication to my husband and family and friends.

If your friends were asked to categorize your communication, what words would they use to describe how you communicate? Would you be recognized as a person who speaks carefully and gently? Or, would your testimony be one of harshness and a quick temper? Often, our thoughtless and ill-timed words build a reputation for us that we would never want to own. Gentle responses, in any situation, can help to heal, restore, or simply assist in meeting the needs of the moment. Harsh words, on the other hand, will take the same situation and produce anger and wrath. If you recognize that you are prone to sharp or harsh responses, take proactive steps to change your negative communication. Spend time with the Lord and ask Him to help you to hate your harsh words and to love speaking gentle words of healing.

 Proverbs 15:1 NIV
"A gentle answer turns away wrath,
   but a harsh word stirs up anger."


Clancy Cash Harrison MS, RD, LDN said...

I need to practice patience! I really need to practice patience. My children are slowly teaching it to me but man- I need help!

Michelle Maskaly said...

Ahhh, patience. Yup, something I need to practice, too.

Dari said...

What a great series idea! I love it! I definitely am on the sharp and harsh reputation...and you're right, I don't want to own that. Time to pay more attention. Thank you for the reminder.

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