Speak the truth in love 🗣💛

Speak the truth in love 🗣💛

“That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ.” Ephesians 4:15

Life is all about people. You live with people. You work with people. You drive on the freeway with other people. You go to dinner with people. These 4 tips will help you in your life to speak the truth in love to others.

1. Encourage one another

The word “encourage” means to give hope, support, or confidence to someone. Choose words that build people up. This doesn’t mean that you agree with everything they do but there are always good qualities in people that you can complement and praise.

“Remember, man does not live on bread alone:
sometimes he needs a little buttering up.”
~ John Maxwell

2. Speak the whole truth 

Often we highlight only the areas in people’s lives that we disagree with. Choose to talk about the positives and negatives. Don’t just speak to people when you disagree with them. But you also need to communicate when somebody as hurt you. Choose to speak the whole truth.

“It is better to be divided by truth than to be united in error. It is better to speak the truth that hurts and then heals, than falsehood that comforts and then kills.”~ Adrian Rogers

3. Listen 

When somebody brings you a problem they don’t always need your solution. A lot of people simply want to be heard. A listening ear doesn’t mean that you’re siding with their opinion. You are communicating that the person is important to you. Convey that you are listening by asking specific questions, looking them in the eye, and verbally responding.

“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand;
they listen with the intent to reply.”
~ Stephen Covey

4. Ask 

Ask questions before correcting, accusing or advising. Never give advice without understanding the whole situation. Sometimes there’s not an actual problem it’s only a misunderstanding between 2 parties. Asking avoids creating conflict, keeps us from making false judgments, enhances problem solving, and wins the trust of people you’re communicating with.

“Successful people ask better questions, and as a result,
they get better answers.”
~ Tony Robbins

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