walking on broken glass

broken_glassEver been in a situation where things are really dicey?  Have you been around people or in settings where the weather conversation was over & then there was the awkward silence because no one could think of things to discuss that weren’t volatile or hurtful?  I’ve been in some situations where i knew that people were testing me with the topics they brought up to see if i’d “take the bait.”  i hate these awkward times, situations & interactions. 

Here’s a possible solution – a few weeks ago i was reading 1 Corinthians 2 & in verse 2 it says, “I determined to know nothing among you except Christ & Him crucified.”  This verse has really helped me because if i’m around other believers w a tricky conversation, i decide in my brain that i’m not going to be part of any gossip or negative discussions, but rather that I’m going to steer the dialogue to talking about Jesus & what He’s doing.  This strategy has really helped keep my priorities & conversations to be godly!  In the event that you’re around non-Christians, i think you can still make this determination by steering conversations to constructive topics (a quote from Mother Teresa, something positive you heard on the news, something good you’ve heard about a company or a positive way of looking at life). 

I understand that from time to time, you’ve got to make confrontations & address problems, situations, communication strategies, etc.  Nevertheless, i still think that making the decision to aim at knowing Christ & making Him known through various conversations is always a safe way to keep from walking on broken glass!! 🙂

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