Top 3 worst feelings in life….1. Throwing up 2. A Severe Sunburn 3. Being Corrected. Since this insn’t a WebMD blog I’m going to address the third one. A few days ago I talked about the importance of saying the last 10% in our relationships (saying the things that are the most difficult).
Tonight, I want to talk about the other side of that…..hearing the last 10%. I was meeting with some friends tonight and they shared their last 10% with me. It wasn’t easy for them to say and I can tell you that it wasn’t easy for me to hear. As they shared I wanted in so many ways to be able to tell them that they didn’t understand or they were way off base, but the truth is they were right on. In that moment I had a decision to make: get defensive and angry or listen and process. Thankfully, the Lord helped me to listen and own my junk.
Bottom Line: God will use friendships and even people we can’t stand to communicate truth. We must be mature enough to listen, process what was shared for truth and apply it.