Monday, February 29, 2016

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Hello!!! Did you really think that we were going to make it out of this month without talking about love? Really?? Did you? Aha! That's funny, because that's exactly what we are talking about today! Even though love should be a daily walk for each and everyone of us, you probably know by now that February has been deemed as the month for the lover and the romantic at heart. The LOVE month so to speak, many many many sermons are about Ruth and Boaz, Samson and Delilah, Adam and Eve, and so on until you know about the good the bad and the ugliest of love in the bible. That isn't quite my approach today though. I'm coming from a unconventional perceptive because in all reality, ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS! 

 1 John 3:18 tells us "Dear children, let's not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions." This scripture makes it plain to us that we are supposed to SHOW that we truly love each other rather then letting our speech do all the work. When you think about it, it can be so easy to tell someone that you love them, but to actually SHOW them is another story. You may have to put in a little more effort to really show that person that what you said is actually true.

 A persons actions will tell you everything about them regardless of the words they speak. If you want to know how they really feel about you watch their actions, and you will start to see exactly who that person is for face value, It's like that saying "their true colors came out", Then all  the sweet, pretty, and smooth talk they try to swindle you with becomes nothing but a waste of breath.

Talk is extremely cheap nowadays and people can tell you that they have your back all day until the deal goes down then they decide to forget who you are all of a sudden. It's almost like you all never had intimate conversations, hung out, prayed for one another, and some more!Pay close attention to their actions and the way they respond when you need them the most.
If you tell someone that they are hurting you and they continue to hurt you despite the fact that you have told them time and time again that the thing they are doing to you is breaking you down, I've learned some time ago the sad truth of the matter is they don't care about you. They don't care as much as they claim they do, because if they did they wouldn't keep pouring salt on your wounds. They would say sorry and mean it, you would see a change in their actions in regard to the particular issue, they wouldn't keep hurting you without a care in the world.

Lastly, you have to put certain people that say they love you but fail to show you in a certain place in your life. Sometimes it is simply kicking them out off your life, but you must make sure that is what God wants you to do. God could be trying to develop something in you by having that person in your life, but hear me and hear me very well that when the Lord releases you, you have to be willing to walk away without looking back.

I've personally gone through some serious heartache trying to keep people close to me that continuously hurt me. The last thing you want to do is look back and start to die; physically, mentally, and spiritually (been there too).  Let's not even mention Lot's wife in Genesis 19:26 as she decided to look back when leaving the city of Sodom and Gomorrah despite the Lord telling them all not too, she turned into a pillar of salt, How horrific! Who wants to become a pillar of salt? lol But seriously be careful!

I read something recently that said "don't allow someone to get comfortable disrespecting you." I was in my feelings like that'll preach! Really though!! Truly, we love the Lord, but that doesn't mean that we have to accept any ole treatment from people, he doesn't want us to be in toxic dysfunctional relationships, partnerships, and friendships with people that constantly disrespect, misuse, and abuse us. That just isn't healthy!

*** I hope and pray that this post has shined light on some situation you may be up in the air about and helps you make your final plan of escape, because you deserve to be treated like the KING/QUEEN that you are! I love you!  Until next time.......