Saturday, May 23, 2015

A life lesson I received from a person I never expected...

In April, I had the opportunity to see one of our former presidents speak.  Well, it was more of a Q&A type session.  I never thought I'd learn a life lesson from our former president, but God continues to work on my heart and it was something profound.  Our former president was discussing some of past decisions that he had to make as president, and when his father called to talk to him, his father said, "I didn't call you to give you advice since you have many great advisers for that.  I called because I love you."  That's definitely not word-for-word, but it did get me to thinking about all of my relationships (friends, family, boyfriends) and noticed one of my faults.  I used to always want to give advice rather than just love the person.  Sometimes the best thing to do is just to love on that person and let that person figure things out; that person may not want your advice.  A few weeks ago, I asked my bible study group to pray for me to love people for the sake of loving.  I still need to work on it, but I think I've been doing a pretty good job so far.