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Day thirty four; Control through advice

30 Mar

 

 

You’ve met them haven’t you?

People who tell you things about yourself, so that you can make appointments and ask them for more.

You know them?

Afterward, you march off, sure that you were hard done by this or that person or by this or that situation, and the next time, the next time it won’t be so easy, no way, just you wait.

Met him?

The advisor who wants to matter in your life?

Have you ever given advice in public? Has it worked?

I have not advised well on occasion.

I am aware now, that much of what I say to others is advice designed to make me look good.

Advice is important, and it relies on trust and if I can’t say anything positive, I shouldn’t say anything at all.

Today I feel very close to Jesus. The campfire is crackling away, the group is relaxed, everyone is silent but it feels like everyone is talking at the same time.

He is smiling, and I’m thinking about all the things he’s told me, out here in the desert, wondering what, of so much, I remember.

Today, before I offer advice, I will listen more.

 

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control…” Galatians 5:22-23

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3 responses to “Day thirty four; Control through advice

  1. Paula Tohline Calhoun

    March 31, 2012 at 05:33

    Funny thing about the Holy Spirit: If you have heard God’s voice, God’s words will stay hidden in your heart, and brought to mind exactly when they are needed either for and by you or for another. Miraculous. Someday I’ll tell you a story about that.

     
    • kolembo

      March 31, 2012 at 12:52

      Ahhh, Paula, reading Luke is a lot of fun!
      I’m having to evict some tenants, – it’s an awful lot of pressure, and I’m very stressed.
      I’m like – where did this come from in the middle of my Easter!
      Under pressure, under test.

       
  2. wightrabbit

    March 31, 2012 at 10:19

    Excellent counsel!

     

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