So last week we discussed actions speaking louder than words for our soulmates. Well, this week is for the ones who thrive on words of affirmation. For many people, these minor actions are key to their stability and growth. This is not to say our loved ones are needy and dependent on the acceptance of everyone with whom they may come in contact. Admittedly, we can all attest to having that moment of pleasure that puts an extra pep in our step whenever we receive an unsolicited compliment somewhere in our hectic day.
Today's society teaches us that affirming another person is evidence of weakness in either party. Either the giver is manipulative or the recipient is needy with mommy/daddy issues. But even God our Father affirms us throughout His Word. There is one in particular we all long for. How many testimonies have ended with the following words? "I just want hear Jesus say to me 'Well done thou good and faithful servant'." Guess what? That's an affirmation! Why would we want to withhold one of the very acts our heavenly Father, who we can't see, uses to show us His love from the ones we say we love, who we see every day? God knows this life is not easy, and He has pre-planned a "compliment" for us to look forward to when we finally see Him face to face.
Playing our roles in our marriage and family is not always easy. It can take a toll on us internally as well as externally. What's more comforting to you than hearing unsolicited compliments on your progress from the one who sees your efforts day in and day out? We expect if from our employers, our pastors, and extended family members. Make it a practice in your most vulnerable environment, your marriage.
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