Three Questions for the Second Half of 2010

post date: July 1, 2010

I woke up this morning and realized that the first half of 2010 is already gone. How quickly the days and weeks pass from us. As we enter the second half of the year, here are three questions that help us focus on relationships that may need mending.

1. Is there is a broken relationship in my life that I need to deal with?

All of us have relationships that aren’t right and most of us have some relationships that are truly broken. That’s the way life is in a fallen world. And we can’t fix every relationship and make everything right. But perhaps the Holy Spirit is tugging on your heart and reminding you about a particular relationship. Is there someone you need to contact? A friend or a loved one you need to reach out to? Will you respond to the call of God’s Spirit and do what you can to make reconciliation?

2. Am I willing to hear the truth even when I don’t like it?

Maybe a friend or a parent or your spouse or a co-worker has been trying to talk to you and you haven’t listened because you know what they are going to say and you don’t want to hear it. Will you put down your defenses and let God speak to you through someone who loves you enough to tell you the truth?

3. Do I need to tell the truth to someone who doesn’t want to hear it?

You may be faced with the task of speaking hard truth to those who don’t want to hear it. It’s easy to give up, get angry, or make excuses. Are you ready to say what needs to be said and to say it with as much love as you can possibly muster? Do it. Don’t delay. Speak the truth in love. And let God take care of what happens after that.

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