If a remedy is needed, something somewhere is broken, out of whack, or out of position in some way. I think it’s fair to say when something needs a cure or needs a fix, we often revert to a need for communication – clarity, understanding the other person, or understanding the different pieces involved.
Yes, communication is key… but not just verbally. It’s easy to say something, but how are we backing up what we speak. How are we living out what we claim to believe in? As I was searching for an image to go with this, I found the below picture and instantly thought about the fruits of the spirit (yes, there are more pills than fruits – bear with me… lol).
Galatians 5:22-23 describes the fruit of the Spirit as love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Maybe I’m naive, but for me I think a lot of things could be remedied (not sure if that’s a word) by walking out the fruits listed above. The next time you encounter a situation that tries your patience or frustrates you a bit, consider one of the fruits above as a response. Now, I’ll say this – it’s not about how the other person responds… but how do you feel? Is there a sense of peace in your spirit knowing that you responded to someone or something versus reacting. Your response, your answer, your remedy could or could not change the other party/factor, but for you, there is peace! But we should also remember that our response is a seed planted for God to water.
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