Eve a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent, and discerning if he holds his tongue.   Proverbs 17:28

It’s Wednesday!  Camels are happy and so am I.

Have you ever been a victim of betrayal?  Most of us have at one point or another. Have you ever been betrayed so many times that you don’t even think about calming down, because you aren’t surprised?  That happened to me recently.  I didn’t know whether to be glad that I didn’t react in anger, or concerned that I expected no less than betrayal from the people I trusted. So the question becomes, in a dog-eat-dog world, how do I live by higher Christian standards? How do I continue to spend time with people who have betrayed me in the past without becoming someone who betrays the betrayers?

Proverbs says keep silent.  I can be nice and friendly.  I can be complimentary, but when it comes to certain information I will hold my tongue and be mindful of with whom I am spending time.  Sometimes using your gifts to change the world means loving your dishonest and betraying neighbor.  As a friend once told me “love the sinner, not the sin,” while remembering not to be too trusting.

So, join me in displaying “Sweet and Silent Wisdom” with friends we cannot trust.  Enjoy your Wednesday!  God bless you!

6 thoughts on “Use Your Gifts to Change the World Wednesday – Sweet and Silent Wisdom

  1. This was a well-timed post for me, as I considered the response to a disappointing betrayal (in a series). Is it them or me that should change? I concluded neither. That I will keep extending trust because it’s who I am, and move forward without those who value that in me (judgement free!)

  2. Enjoyed your article, I find it easier to be sweet and silent with friends than I do with close family. Maybe it is because I know family will forgive me.
    Thank you also for stopping by my blog today.

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