Monday, November 24, 2014

Politely Asking For Clarification...


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Looking out for all the small infractions;
Beware...

We are Ladies, And you might hear me roar,
But I would rather not roar as it hurts even my own ears.

I think sometimes it seems like the enemy of our souls,
Works overtime to confuse and distort what we are saying!
If we could just be bold enough at times to maybe ask
for a" clarification" when we hear something contrary to what
We believe may be appropriate spoken in any given situation.

I think the enemy hopes to silence us into not asking for clarification!

You may have heard that game where you tell somebody something,
And they in turn repeat it to the next person.
And by the time it gets full circle is being so far off
 From the original statement.

. So I think it is using wisdom when we are with a 
large or small group of people to watch for being in the
Cross-fire of the enemy using our words against us.

I have observed this from a few different scenarios lately.
This can become very prominent when the holidays are upon us when
All our families and friends get together!

Be wise as a serpent and gentle as a dove...

Don't be a victim!
Rather kindly ask for clarification from the one who spoke!
We can very politely say I am sorry can you repeat that again!
Or you can say "I thought I heard you say"

We must not take so many of these things so personally.
Some people just say silly things!
Some people are just rude!
Some are just oblivious to others feelings!
Some are just not very smart!
Some have no manners!
Some really do have impaired hearing and they are just responding
From not knowing themselves what was truly said!
(This needs grace)

Rise above and be kind and direct;
(When you think you are in a crossfire of what is really
being said and what is really being heard)

We are called to know the truth, and sometimes it wants
to evade us. But we all hear things wrong at times.
I think that is why God tells us to first go to someone alone.
Then, if they will not listen, take a brother with you!

I think hearing incorrectly is not something new that the enemy.
just started using!

Does this resonate with any of you ladies!

I want to keep my peace, and that will require me to distinguish
Truth from a lie;
Facts or feelings...

7 comments:

Teresa said...

Indeed, this is a very simple and important thing, asking for clarification. It takes no time at all and can really rescue a situation from potential downfall. I recently have overcome the timidity to ask, and I must say, it really is worth it. I cannot imagine how many pitfalls could have been avoided if I had just been wise enough to ask. Many people don't even think of it, but God's wisdom is upon those who take time and great care in conversation and in their daily errands. God bless you for your teaching.

The Scarlet Thread said...

Great post Roxy! It is so easy to become offended by the words of others. Thank you for these wonderful thoughts!

May you have a blessed Thanksgiving!

-Sarah

Rick Watson said...

Have a great Thanksgiving Roxy.
Rick

Sylvia said...

This applies to me every day, Roxy, my husband is hard of hearing and sometimes doesn't comprehend what I am saying. It is easy to reply negatively, thanks for minding me that love should be shown at these times!

Debbie said...

Very wise words, dear friend!
Thank you for the nudge to ask, before making a judgement.
Have a joyful Thanksgiving.
Much love to you.
Debbie
xo

Laura Lane said...

Wise words!

JES said...

This is a great reminder as we are spending more and more time in fellowship this month. My desire is to be a light but how many times have I wrestled with the things I have said while on the way home. Great post Roxy and I thank you of sharing it on the Art of Home-Making Mondays last week :)

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