Can You Speak the Truth in Love in Your Friendships?
Happy Tuesday Lovebugs :)
Do you believe you can be honest with your friends? Do you feel like you can tell them anything and you'll still be friends afterwards?
If I can be honest, at one point in time, I was not receptive to anyone who told me the truth about myself if it hurt my feelings. Why? Because it hurt my feelings! But I had to learn that I cannot grow without correction. I had to renew my mind (and still do) when it comes to receiving the truth in love.
Now, we all know people who can be very rude and justify their rudeness by saying they're just "being honest". It's very important that when we are in a position to have to tell the truth to someone that we make sure our hearts are in the right position and we examine our approach. We want to make sure that we aren't being malicious, mean or rude. We want to make sure that were being direct but not demeaning. We also want to make sure that we give the space for anyone to have to tell the truth to us, even if it may hurt.
It is such a blessing to have great friends. True friends. Real friends. What's even more of a blessing is to have friends that can actually grow with you, where you can tell each other any and everything and you all know it's coming from a place of love. Make sure you offer a place for truth in your friendships and if you don't, do your best to start now!