Big Softy

Proverbs 15:1A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger (NKJV).

I’ve found that a gentle answer tends to diffuse potential conflict, and a harsh one often magnifies it. Love does not delight in pushing someone’s buttons or stirring up controversy.

Paul said that your gentleness should be evident to all (Philippians 4:5). When someone tries to bring out the “bear” in you, gentleness helps you to bear with that person in love (rather than mauling him).

Nothing positive comes from speaking negatively. In fact, a harsh response to a misunderstanding can even fabricate something out of nothing. Cruel words supply the devil with ammunition.

Purpose today to respond gently to adversity. Our society portrays being soft as a sign of weakness. Now, don’t be a doormat, but sometimes it’s good to be a “big softy.”

Ephesians 4:2 – Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love (NLT).

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