Carefully Choose Your Words and Honor Others

A reputation can take years to build. That’s why we should treat others as we would like to be treated in the way we speak.  With creativity we can describe others situations in a more positive light if asked or simply choose to omit excessive dialog.  This can be done with honesty and integrity if thoughtful brevity of speech becomes habit. Honesty and giving a step by step account of ones thoughts are not the same thing.
“When there are many words, transgression is unavoidable, But he who restrains his lips is wise.” (Proverbs 10:19)

“Love..It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.” (-1 Corinthians 13:5″)

The Most Important Thing In Life

You may hear of the famous “deathbed” contemplative comments, wise words of how one could have better used their time on this Earth. One popular view of society is that nothing is more important than personal relationships. Though relationships are priceless and vitally important I would rank another value above this and it’s roots are founded in the greatest command in the Bible:

“YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND” (-Luke 10:27).

When we do this our mission on Earth drives us forward despite all despair.  Your most cherished loved ones (close family or your very dearest friends) can pass away, betray, or even abandon you! However your relationship with God, talents, and purpose continue onward.

“Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path.” (-Psalm 119:105)

Apply scripture in light of scripture however, for if in perusing a mission for God you neglect your family you are in violation of Gods word. Treasure your relationships, love your neighbor as yourself, yet pick up the pieces and march onward in faith when loved ones are lost. Ultimately God will restore those relationships and cherished memories in Heaven for those who love the lord.