Friday, October 16, 2009

Wonderful Wednesday Wisdom-sorry it is on Friday

My goal is to begin posting a new devo every Wednesday entitled "Wonderful Wednesday Wisdom". This week got away from me, however. Just pretend that it is sunny, the week is going great and it is Wednesday. For those of you who live for the weekend, just know for today it really is Friday.

Girlfriends are essential in the life of almost every female I know. Even with family responsibilities that keep us occupied throughout the week, having even a few minutes of girlfriend time to talk personally, over the phone, or even email, FB, or text each other just helps our week go smoother.

Our lives as women set such an example for our daughters and our nieces. What positive communication skills am I modeling for my daughter and her friends? I can ask a similar question about any negative communication skills that I may be modeling. Am I know as a woman of integrity? Do others hear words of affirmation, encouragement, appropriate (not seedy) humor, and general concern and compassion coming from my mouth?

Our children (no matter their age or ours) learn more from what is caught than what is taught. Am I (and are you) truly modeling positive communication skills in what I do? Doing this helps to build a sense of honesty, of trust, of respect, and of integrity in my life and yours. These positive aspects of our life help to give us a "good name". I desire for others to see Christ in me. When I interact with others and they know I love Christ, they associate everything I do with my faith.

"A good name is more desirable that great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold." (Proverbs 22:1)

I desire to have a "good name" for Christ's sake. I desire to role model this for my daughter, her friends, and any others who I am around. Do I always do this at home--not all the time. However, when God shows me my negative communication skills, He has also given me the wisdom and humility to go back to my daughter (my 2 sons and my husband) and ask for forgiveness.

How are your communications skills? What type of role model are you for the children and young adults God has put into your life?

Thoughts-Pray through Proverbs 22:1-Ask God to give you a "good name", that you would desire it more than great riches, more than silver or gold. Ask Him to only allow positive, life-giving talk to come out of your mouth. He is faithful!!! Thanks for being here!!!
In His Service,

1 comment:

  1. Great food for thought Karrie! I know I don't always have a positive attitude and I need to be more aware of who may be watching me, especially my kids! Thanks.