I have always been told I had a temper. Like most when something upsets me my blood begins to boil, my hands start shaking and I begin stuttering. It is not my proudest moment. But over the years and especially recently I have had to use my discernment when dealing with people and situations.
Reacting to what people said to me wasn’t getting me anywhere. Often times I found myself stuck mulling over in my head what the heck they meant by what they said. I had to come up with a foolproof strategy. Just like a coffee filter traps the coffee grounds allowing only the rich coffee to come through, so it is with us.
In this life we are bound to hear opinions we don’t agree with, it’s inevitable! But it is more important we sift through what is said. Is there any good rich coffee coming from what they are saying? Good! Allow that to come through. What about icky carnal filled grounds? Let that stuff get trapped in the filter. Why? Because you have no use for it.
When you use you filter you can
- Listen to others without reacting first.
Learn what God is showing you THROUGH them rather than focus on THEM.
Leave carnal riddled opinions right in the filter
Try these 3 simple steps. Did you notice a difference?