Everything Has it’s Time

Ecclesiastes 3 (NKJV)

To everything there is a season,

A time for every purpose under heaven:

A time to be born,

And a time to die;

A time to plant,

And a time to pluck what is planted;

A time to kill,

And a time to heal;

A time to break down,

And a time to build up;

A time to weep,

And a time to laugh;

A time to mourn,

And a time to dance;

A time to cast away stones,

And a time to gather stones;

A time to embrace,

And a time to refrain from embracing;

A time to gain,

And a time to lose;

A time to keep,

And a time to throw away;

A time to tear,

And a time to sew;

A time to keep silence,

And a time to speak;

A time to love,

And a time to hate;

A time of war,

And a time of peace.

Communication Corner

Communicating is hard sometimes, Right??!?! Who’s with me?!

Well I have really been reflecting on this area, because sometimes I just prefer to not say anything. But, here is the reality – that doesn’t solve anything – especially when it involves the ones you love.  So here’s some things I noted.

  1. Talking isn’t necessarily communicating 
  2. Listen with intention and understanding ( Yikes, I am still working on this! I have that gift of tuning conversations out)
  3. Understand when it’s time to talk and when it’s time to listen 
  4. Practice to hear what each other is saying 
  5. Take time to repeat what you’re saying if the person doesn’t really understand 
  6. Avoid trying to communicate when you’re angry (Breathe. Think. Think again. Then remember Proverbs 18:21 NKJV “Death and life are in the power of the tongue and those who love it will eat it’s fruit” – then speak.
  7. Note your tone of voice (also working on this- I’ve always had a very serious, abrupt tone – but I realize this affects how people receive what I am trying to say even if it’s coming from a loving place so it is something you will have to actively work on)
  8. Remember you are on the same team – we are all part of God’s kingdom.
  9. Take your defense hat off 
  10. Stop shifting the blame

Well there you have it!

Do you have any communication tips to share? Comment and let me know below.

Have a great Tuesday!

lots of love,

GC