Fuzzies and pricklies. One is about affirmation…the other about correction.
The challenge is to find a balance.
All fuzzies is flattery. All pricklies is cruelty. But…it’s the right balance that matters.
For example. If you have never communicated approval…and suddenly you speak correctively – you’ve probable made an enemy.
If all you do is compliment…you’ll miss opportunities to help people grow. The key is to find the proper balance.
The Bible says a lot about love – kindness – bearing burdens. But…it also speaks about rebukes – correction – and discipline.
So…how do you strike the right balance? By living in truth. And…the Holy Spirit is there to help.
Fuzzies and pricklies – in right balance.
– Richard Dresselhaus | One for the Road | firstname.lastname@example.org