Sometimes we have to say things that are not going to taste good. I'm not talking about our own opinions, I'm talking about the Word of God. You know the ones we all have read, but can't seem to swallow. The ones we say, "God couldn't have possibly meant that, he must have meant"....and then we add our own information in. I don't know if I'm trusted in that area yet, but I've always been inspired by people like "P!NK, Lady Gaga, Nancy Grace, Joyce Meyer. I know I know, your saying "WHAT IN THE WORLD WOULD THOSE PEOPLE HAVE IN COMMON and THEY DON"T ALL PREACH CHRIST!" They are bold. Sometimes God calls us those things that we are not, so that we will become. I think this is an area God is drawing me to. Boldness in Christ. It's funny, I do not like confrontation, but I'm always in it....I might as well learn it, because I can't seem to avoid it. Tired of going around the mountain, might as well overcome it.
You have to be able to tell an addict that they are destroying themselves, and what it means to do so. You have to be able to tell someone caught in adultery the reasons that God chose marriage and faithfulness, you have to be able to look someone in the eye and tell them truth, without worrying about what they might think of you or what it might do to their relationship with you.
As I told my FB friends, I am learning to have healthy confrontation. I am learning how to speak truth without sugar coating it and missing the point. Love doesn't always look like a fluffy rainbow, sometimes it looks like a spanking, but it never looks like condemnation or abuse! There is a difference my friends, and the truth is, you will appreciate those that don't stand for sin and what it does to you, more than you will the friends that simply don't say anything. Maybe not at first....but somewhere down the line, you will appreciate it.