World War of Words

 

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Right now, things are on the edge in Eastern Europe. And the result is a World War of Words.

Russian President Putin claims that it was neo-Nazis who led the revolution that toppled the Russian friendly regime last month. On the other side, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton claimed that Putin’s actions were Nazi styled aggression.

Russia claims they must move in to protect Russian-speaking minorities in the country. The US says that claim is bogus and says that the whole world will help protect them without the need for any invasion.

And now the media is resurrecting and old exchange between President Obama and Mit Romney when the President mocked Romney for claiming that Russia was still the country’s greatest geopolitical threat, “The 80’s called and they want their foreign policy back.” Of course now, it seems, Romney was right.

And the war of words continue.

But if it’s not this its something else. Maybe you aren’t even paying attention because of your own war of words that is going on in your world. She said this to you and you countered back with that. You’re expecting her now to say something else, but you’re ready with a well-thought out comeback.

And the war of words continue.

Maybe now, ten days after a lot of us made decisions to make changes in how we handle conflict, to revisit that message on the 4 Rules of Communication. (If you missed that message, I would say, by all means, watch it now online.)

Or maybe it’s the time to make the tough step in changing your habits of communication by putting those decisions into practice by doing something about it now. Go to that boss or that employee. Go to that family member or that friend, maybe your husband or wife. Have that conversation, and stay within the rules.

But how about reviewing this one more time before you do…

“Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.” – Ephesians 4:29-32

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2 Responses to World War of Words

  1. Deb Bieszczad March 5, 2014 at 7:16 am #

    Dealing with an employee issue at work later today. Reading your blog this morning is such a great help. Thank you Pastor Scott.

  2. Pastor Scott Ziegler March 5, 2014 at 10:11 am #

    Praying for you in that situation right now, Deb!

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