Lessons in Living
So... The other day I was on the phone with a friend who wanted my opinion about something
And you know what I did?
I DIDN'T give it to her.
Why is it that people want to be heard so much
That they never pass up an opportunity to give their opinion?
Are we so selfish that we never consider the affect it could have on the other person?
When someone Asks our opinion - they are doing just that, Asking
And we reserve the right to deny that request.
How soon we forget that requests can be denied.
Unfortunately most people enjoy the sound of their own voice
And can't resist the urge to feel important enough to share.
My friend asked and
I told her no.
She asked and told me how important I was to her
But it was in vain.
I wasn't trying to be mean. And I certainly wasn't trying to feel like "Ha! My opinion is so important"
I recognized that this was an opportunity for her to grow
She had to make a decision
And I could in no way shape or form
Influence that decision with my opinion
No matter how humble it was
And you know what?
She made the decision on her own
And when she wanted to talk about it
I was right there to listen to her and even add my 2 cents.
But that was only after the fact.
Sometimes a good friend isn't the friend who always has an opinion
It's the friend who allows you to make a decision for yourself
And is there to support you
Life isn't always clear cut
And I never want to be the friend responsible for another person's "What If"
We each must do what we think is best
We each must do what God tells us to do
Regardless of what others think
Even those closest to us
Because as I said in my last post
We will each have to give an account to God
And it won't matter that someone else's opinion
Influenced us to do something other than what God instructed
Sometimes we don't need someone else's opinion
Sometimes just knowing that someone is praying for you
Is enough to get you through the valley of decision
To the mountain top of triumph
What about you, do you always give your opinion or do you sometimes refrain in an effort to help others grow?
Sending out massive vibrations of
Love & Light