Listen before we respond! Speak kindness and compassion to all people

Listen before we respond! Be tenderhearted and speak to all people with kindness and compassion.

Everyone enjoys a fitting reply; it is wonderful to say the right thing at the right time!

Proverbs 15:23 (NLT)

Once spoken you can’t take it back. Have you ever heard “you can’t put the bubbles back in the bottle”? I don’t know who coined this statement, but it’s so fitting and means you can’t take back something you have already said.

If we’re not careful the results may be devasting. Relations ruined, feelings hurt, business deals lost, and on and on. Why do we speak with such harsh and hurtful words.

The truth is if we would only think before we speak. Listen before we respond. Pray when we know we are going to be having that difficult discussion.

Why do we seem to be drawn to negative responses?

How do you approach a difficult conversation to avoid confrontations?

In what ways can you make a daily ritual to say the right thing to someone?

Thomas Bratton Author

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