Loving behaviors put into action a very powerful force. That force is God’s love that is in us. We have the ability to release this love when we stay connected to God. Love connects us to others and we then help them release the love of God that is within them.
This allows us to appreciate and respect our family members and friends. We demonstrate forgiveness and grace. We see the good in ourselves and the good in others.
The more love I give, the more my love grows because it is fueled by those around me. Conflict is replaced by a spirit of cooperation.
Ephesians 4:29 “Let no evil talk come out of your mouths…”
What a powerful statement. Through your words, you have the power to change situations. You can choose to provoke anger, discouragement, resentment, and shame.
Breathe, relax, and think before you speak. Allow yourself time to regulate and connect with the love of God so you can chose your words wisely. Chose words of grace, peace, appreciation, and encouragement. If you take time to reflect and become regulated, you allow the Holy Spirit to work in you and the person you may be having a conflict with.
Given time, the person who has upset you will have time to regulate. They will be open to connecting with the love you offer through your words.
Give more love this Christmas season and experience more love in your life. Love is always available. Take a few deep breathes and step into the love that is available. Need help in getting regulated and connecting with God?
Ken Thom, MS, LPC is a nationally recognized Christian counselor and writer. He is available for parent and individual coaching. Ken is a Post Institute Certified Family Regulatory Therapist, Certified Coach and Great Behavior Breakdown Instructor as well as a certified BCI parent trainer. Ken's book Christian Parent Wisdom is a daily scripture based medication book for parenting children with challenging behaviors. Contact Ken.