I'm just curious but have you ever been in a situation where you knew God wanted you to minister or say something to someone and the excuse you kept coming up with was, "I don't know what to say?"
Or, "What if they think I'm just trying to cause trouble?"
Or, "I think this might damage our friendship/relationship."
Or, "How can I do this without seeming like a jerk?"
Or, "I just don't know all the facts so I'll wait and see if I'm even right about this before I'll bring it up."
Or, "It's late and I really need to get on home, or to bed, or off the phone, or...
It seems like we can come up with a TON of excuses NOT to say something doesn't it?
But why can't we ever see past the excuses and into the reason why God might be placing it on our hearts to say something?
Now I'm not just talking about the "bad or unpleasant" things that we might feel prompted to talk about but I'm also wanting to include the "positive" things as well. Things like words of encouragement and compliments.
It just seems like in the busy world we live in we tend to make time for things such as football and "lounging" but we brush by those little opportunities for lifting, edifying or just pointing something out to the people we love the most.
Have you been guilty of this recently?