Monday, May 2

From Gripe Session to God Sessions

Last night as I went to bed I had the following prayer/question for God on my heart.
Lord, what do you do when you feel like you really need to talk to someone, but you are afraid your conversation will turn into a gripe session?
I constantly go to God in prayer.  I keep a prayer journal and I write a lot, but there are times when I just need to talk.  I am a talker.  Talking through things is how I process them.  When something really big happens I always feel better when I am able to verbally process the situation with someone else.

I want to process things through conversation.  I don't want my conversation to become negative.  I don't want to talk about people.  I don't want to lay blame.  I don't want to contribute to gossip.

Before I even finished writing the question in my prayer journal, God made the answer clear:
You focus on you - not on other people.  You talk about what you are feeling - not what other people are doing to make you feel that way.  You talk about what you can do to help the situation.  You spend time looking for the silver lining.  You look for the ways that I am working through the situation.
Thank you, Lord, for your answer.  Help me to always have productive conversations and keep You as the center of all my conversations.

1 comment:

  1. Look for ways God is working through the situation, I love that, Amen! I so often wonder when I am talking does it sound like gossip or a gripe session. I will remember your great pearls of wisdom.

    Blessings to you.