Share A “With-hold”
Have you ever thought something amazing about someone and kept it just at that, a thought? I have. I do it all of the time. I am working on not just thinking those amazing thoughts but trying to communicate them often to the people I think them about. Sometimes it can really make someone’s day to let them know how awesome you think they are. So here is a “with-hold” for me; the other day my husband was preaching and I thought to myself, wow, not only is he a preaching machine but he is so darn hot too! Man did he look so good in those jeans! So instead of just thinking about how awesome he is and keeping it to myself, I told him after church how great his message was and how cute he looked. It made him smile (and blush a little too). I think I might have even gotten extra hugs too!
Now don’t get me wrong, there are the other kind of “with-holds” too that need to be shared at times, you know the not so fun ones, the ones that will come up again later if you dont discuss it. I try to communicate those too so the mole hill does not grow into a mountain from me not discussing something that bothered me. It only gets worse when that happens. But, if you sandwich it in between two nice with-holds I think it will make it easier to share. You know, give some sugar with the vinegar so it tastes better. Dont fuss about the dirty underwear on the floor and how much it bothered you until you can remember two good with-holds too to sandwich it between!
So what have you been with-holding from someone?