October WOW (2) From Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power

Welcome to Coffee Hour at Chicklit Power and welcome to another blog on our October Wow, words of wisdom. I want to say thank you for coming by. I truly thank Him for the gift of you, and from the bottom of my heart, I hope that today’s cup of transparency from me will be a cup of encouragement for and to you. Grab your coffee and come on in.

So our WOW this month is “Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.” When we first talked about these words of wisdom at the beginning of the month, we examined the word ”corrupt” and discovered it meant rotten, bad, poor quality, which translates to no cuss words, rank jokes, words tossed out like arrows filled with anger, no lies, gossip and/or not words that stir up trouble. No wonder I’ve been speaking less this month! Just kidding 🙂

So I’ve been faced with two personal and very difficult situations over the last several days. They involve two people very near and dear to my heart, both of whom have been trying to stay sober without feeding their faith through the Word, meetings, prayer, accountability, etcetera. Watching them lately has been like seeing a train way, way down on the track coming toward them as they stand there in their addictions, getting sucked in and not moving forward whatsoever. One of them knows they need help; the other says they’re not going backwards but they don’t want to live their life in fear of failing.

I’ve learned so much through the Word and through Al-Anon, and Al-Anon is based on scriptural principles. I’ve learned that I have to let go; let God, and there’s even a step that says: “Easy does it,” which reminds me of our WOW this month because what comes from our mouth needs to be good for necessary edification, in other words a building up of that person without tearing them down. Tough love is a form of building up that can lead them to His grip of grace.

I’ve learned the hard way that I can’t fix, change or control anyone, but the words I speak to them could change their life forever. I’m not good at pretending, and I’m not good at walking over the elephant in the middle of the room. In other words, when there’s something that needs to be said but no one’s saying it, I can lean on the side of just kicking that big fat elephant to try and get it to move.

This month’s WOW is definitely helping me to think before I speak, or kick, and to make sure that I make a deposit before I take a withdrawal, to speak truth in love, and try to leave the frustration out of it. I’ve got a ways to go before I perfect – or should I say before He perfects that last part in me, but I’ll keep trying to speak words that edify and pray that they point those whom I speak to towards the gift of His grace.

Have an awesome weekend….



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3 Responses to “October WOW (2) From Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power”

  1. Lee T says:

    Catching up with you after a few days vacation on the beach, sans computer. You are a wonderous person of God’s making. Thank you so much for just being in my life. Each day was a special message, and they seem to just keep on coming. Carry on, my dear.

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