Hear counsel, receive instruction, and accept correction, that you may be wise in the time to come.

Proverbs 19:20

You may wonder, “How do I know when to confront someone about an issue, and when to let it go?” If you are too eager to set someone straight, it may not be God motivating you. Correction must be done in love to build up the person and not to tear them down. Always pray and wait until you know what God wants you to do.

You must be led of the Spirit. If after prayer you still feel that you are to talk to someone about their behavior, be absolutely sure that you are doing it for their good and not yours. If it is what God has told you to do, you may not even want to do it, but it will be done as an act of obedience to Him. Whatever you do, do it in love.

Starting Your Day Right- Joyce Meyer

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  1. Mel

    Oh, there’s a tough one I had to discipline myself into. I was sure folks wanted the truth as Mel saw it–unsolicited or not. Learning to ‘pause’, to ask, to listen…to KNOW what needed to happen and to not have it be about ME–took a whole lot of practice.
    But definitely worth it….




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