Saturday 18 June 2005                                              subscribe | unsubscribe | discuss | archive


Keep that diamond exposed

by Bruce Wadd


I have noticed something in my two teenagers as they are growing up. They act differently when it comes to putting out the rubbish.


As a parent, I have regularly instructed that the goal of ‘rubbish removal’ is to have a hygienically tidy area, and empty bins on a daily basis.


My daughter faithfully checks the rubbish and takes it out as needed.  No need to remind her of this duty – she understands!


My son sees things from another perspective.  He understands the goal, but the bins have to be full to overflowing for him to gain the motivation to remove this mountain of mess.  It takes him considerable time and angst to go through this process each day, but the end result is the same – rubbish removed!


I wonder which type of person are you in life?  Do you sort things out quickly, or do you let things build up until the mess becomes mountainous before action is taken.


One of the worst places to let rubbish build up is in your valued relationships.  It’s easy to lose sight of the diamond heart of your partner or best friend if you don’t regularly clear the air… and communicate openly and effectively!


Here’s a Biblical principle that you are encouraged to follow… 

“Admit your faults to one another and pray for each other so that you may be healed.”  James 5:16


TODAY, remove the rubbish.  Keep the diamond exposed!


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