God’s goal for me is that my conversations are pleasant. Arguing and fights aren’t what God has in mind.
- Love is the key.
- Respect is imperative.
- My conversations can be beautiful.
- Imagine that is what people say after I leave them. “What a beautiful conversation that was.”
If people aren’t courteous to me, I don’t have to get angry, I can just walk away. I can withdraw from confrontation.
Jesus challenges me with the following: “When you knock on a door, be courteous in your greeting. If they welcome you, be gentle in your conversation. If they don’t welcome you, quietly withdraw. Don’t make a scene. Shrug your shoulders and be on your way. You can be sure that on Judgment Day they’ll be mighty sorry—but it’s no concern of yours now.”
Congenial conversation — what a pleasure! The right word at the right time — beautiful! ~King Solomon | Source: Proverbs 15:23