I awoke this morning with a feeling of anticipation for what the future may bring. If you remember from my last post, today is the day. The last day that hubby will be at his current job. And we are ok with that.
I went about my morning as usual and then I turned on my laptop to find that someone new had visited my blog. I think it’s always so much fun making new friends in the blogging community and here was a possible new friend.
But as I read her comment I realized she didn’t have anything worth reading. No words of encouragement, no words of kindness, just words that tear at your heart because they are rude and insensitive. Insulting my husband, myself, and my GOD!!
I thought how sad that a person who has never visited before would leave such a rude, unkind, thoughtless comment and I became a bit angry, to say the least. But I was reminded that I don’t know anything about this woman or her life story. Heartaches she’s lived through. Disappointments that have marred her dreams. And I realized that I had no right to judge her for her words…no matter how mean they were.
I was also reminded of a book I once read where the author said that two types of people will always come in and out of our lives. There will be those that she called “Balcony People.” People who encourage you and lift you up. People that will always have a kind word and be a joy to be around.
And then there are the “other people.” The “Basement People” as she called them. Those that come into our lives and tear us down, beat us up emotionally, and then tell us we were asking for it and we even deserved it. People that seem to delight in spewing their anger towards those around them.
We have choices in our lives, whether we choose to be a blessing or a curse. Whether we choose to use our tongues (words) to lift people up or to tear them down. My prayer for today is that I would never be a person who chooses to use my tongue, words, or actions to tear down another.
Proverbs 25: 11 A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold In settings of silver.
Proverbs 12: 18 & 19 There is one who speaks like the piercings of a sword, But the tongue of the wise promotes health. The truthful lip shall be established forever, But a lying tongue is but for a moment.