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Life Editors

October 22, 2010

Don Miller had a really good blog post today.  I think you should read it.

Good Life Editors.  <–Click that.  Yes, now.

I think that post is good because it points out something we often lack.  It also points out something we often avoid. So many of us live with this inner dialogue that points out what losers we are, so why would we volunteer to have that sort of criticism leveled at us in real life relationships?

What we fail to recognize is that the inner dialogue contains little truth.  It contains plenty that feels true, but just because something feels true doesn’t mean it’s true, or even remotely close to true.  We need a few objective, loving friends who are willing to stick their necks out for us and tell us when we’re doing well and when we’re going sideways.  And we need to know that when criticism comes from a heart of love, then we can trust it to be offered for our benefit, not our destruction.

Better is open rebuke than hidden love.

Wounds from a friend can be trusted,
but an enemy multiplies kisses.

He who is full loathes honey,
but to the hungry even what is bitter tastes sweet.  Proverbs 27:5-7

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Alan permalink
    October 22, 2010 8:46 am

    “But if you have friends who are honest with you about your character defects, and yet are obviously for you, you’ve been given a gift.”
    That is EXACTLY what I’m looking for and what I have been asking God to provide.

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