I’m feeling bold today so here we go.
It’s been a long week. I’ve seen so much interpersonal conflict around me in the last three days and it has ALL been a result of assumption.
Assumption of intent.
Assumption of tone.
Assumption of meaning.
What has happened to us? And to believers, when did the requirement of grace fall off of our radar?
When you feel offended, ASK THE PERSON about it. Assume the BEST, not the worst. Offer abundant GRACE because you are imperfect and make mistakes, too. Recognize that your perception and/or perspective may be incorrect. Don’t project your feelings onto your interpretation of what was said.
I’ve been a victim of this personally this week AND I’ve seen it happen in group texts. Where did grace go?
Choose to offer grace. Love. Patience. It’s biblical. Don’t sacrifice beautiful relationships over likely incorrect assumptions. It’s just not worth it.