No Such Things

Nehemiah 6:1-9                                                               

THOUGHT FOR TODAY: Then I sent to him, saying, “No such things as you say have been done; you are inventing them out of your own mind.” Nehemiah 6:8

keyboardShe questioned my motive for choosing one client over another; “Did you pick that client solely on your friend’s recommendation?” she asked, seemingly ready to reprimand me. Her accusation couldn’t have been further from the truth. I gave her additional details and a timeline of what had transpired which resulted in my decision. She listened, but said nothing.

At first I was upset. But later as I thought about it more, I realized I’ve been guilty of doing the same thing. I recalled the time my friend hadn’t responded right away to my e-mail. I initially thought she might be angry at me for something I had said. My negative thoughts continued with each passing day. Imagine my embarrassment when I learned she had just returned from being on vacation for two weeks without access to a computer.

The mind is quick to entertain vain imaginations when we do not have all the facts. It is best to wait patiently until we do, before proceeding to say or do anything that could result in damaging consequences.

PRAYER: Lord, help me not to be a stumbling block to others by jumping to conclusions without having gathered all the facts. Amen

                                                     Lydia Gomez Reyes – Brownsville, Texas

 

(Published in The Secret Place, Winter 2013-2014 issue, p. 62)
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