A lot of times, when it comes to interpersonal communication, it is always easier to think that youre right and everyone else is wrong.
There is a saying that goes, Its not what you say, its how you say it.
Lord knows I struggled in this area.
Sometimes I can be so task oriented when delegating that I
dont consider how my words are being received or how the information is being delivered.
For that reason, even though ones intentions may be pure and in the best interest of
others, the task may be carried out begrudgingly only because the person receiving the
instruction no longer wants to do it.
In the exchange of words, sometimes visions can be lost, or intentions misunderstood.
This is where two of the most powerful words in the universe come into play, Im sorry.
Two simple words -yet how many of us can honestly say we say them enough?
Sometimes, even if we cant see where we were wrong, its healthy to apology just in case your
heart was not heard.
Sometimes, even if you know the other person was wrong and that you
were right, its okay to say Im sorry, because a lot of times one wrongs another
because of a perception of a bad intention somewhere along the way.
Apologizing does something for your soul.
It frees your mind, and clears your conscious.
Just in case there was a small crack left open for the enemy to sneak in, an apology
can wipe away the devils opportunity to wreak havoc on your life.
The devil doesnt want you to apologize.
The devil wants you to continuously blame the other person so that you can live with a
grudge and a chip on your shoulder, and not walk in love, which is what God calls all
believers to do with one another.
When you think about it, we receive Jesus as our Lord and Savior simply by saying
those two powerful words: Im sorry. And you know what, Jesus receives our apology
by saying, I already died on the cross for your sins. Youre forgiven. Now receive Me
into your life. Jesus forgives, so that means the power to forgive lies within you.
It all starts, though, with those two simple, yet powerful words: Im sorry.
A refreshing voice for today’s Christian single, Kim Brooks is the Award-winning, National Bestselling author of novel, He's Fine...But is He Saved? its sequel and her latest novel, She That Findeth - an Atria/Simon & Schuster release. As a licensed minister, she is also the author of several self-help books and eBooks including, How To Date and Stay Saved and Singles, Overcome! A former guest columnist for Gospel Today and with appearances on The Word Network and in EBONY Magazine, Kim Brooks shares, through the Word of God, how it is possible to live an exciting, purpose-driven, drama-free abstinent until marriage lifestyle in the perfect will of God. Subscribe to her free daily devotional for singles, which reaches thousands globally, and for more information about her books and booking visit www.KimOnTheWeb.com