I am being reminded of what great responsibility we have in raising the next generation. Whether we embrace it or not, we are living and breathing examples of what truly lies in our hearts. Luke 6:45 tells us, “For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.” We can put the mask on, and fake it till we make it – but what are we really gaining? It is not until we pray and ask God to change our “messed-up want to’s” that we can truly change from the inside out.
Nothing is more attractive than a joyful life. Very few people are led into a relationship with Christ through argumentative debates. There are people we encounter each day who are overwhelmed with sin, struggles, hurts and failures. But we have been sent as shining light representatives to give them a message of divine hope for a new beginning. I don’t know about you, but I love a “do-over!” There are several Moms who right this very moment are crying their way through a heart-breaking situation. Are we going to be the “Real Mom” who encourages them on this life detour? Or are we going to put the mask on and pretend that our life is perfect? I would have to say true, life-long friends emerge from the messy moments in life. Imperfections put people at ease, and we have to get our hearts in the right place to grasp that concept. Having the opportunity to come alongside another woman on her unplanned journey is what fills our hearts with joy of being able to give than receive. It is then we can experience heart overflow into what our mouths speak.
Sometimes we feel we can’t be that friend because we don’t know what to say. I encourage you, when we let the Holy Spirit have authority over our words, He teaches us what to say (Luke 12:12). Don’t let the devil fill your heart with junk; step-up and be an inspiration to another in need!