Thursday, September 23, 2010

Life's Hassles

But let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No.’ For whatever is
more than these is from the evil one.  Matthew 5:37

Ever picked up the phone to check on the status of a bill or ask about unusual charges and get nowhere fast?  Life is full of situations where simple things become big hassles.  Recently, the phone rang and I  became very confused when I learned a few clerical errors at a company caused a huge bill and lot's of hassles. 

Do you long for the days that you could actually talk to a person, preferably one who was knowledgeable about their company and your situation?  A quick phone call or letter can immediately turn our day into chaos.  I'm sure I'm not alone with the time spent on the phone or sending faxes to clear up simple mistakes that have become big hassles.

When in the middle of this latest hassle, I thought of the verse in Matthew about speaking exactly what you mean.  Let your yes, be yes and if you say no, let it mean no.  The run around that we sometimes face when dealing with companies on the phone with confusing situations is certainly the exact opposite of what this verse is talking about.  When we deal with people in business or relationships, we should strive to be honest and not play a game with our words becoming misleading and deceiving.  Our words should bring honor to God and the way we handle ourselves in conversations should be honest and with the truth as our goal.  Our yes should mean yes and our no should mean no with no hidden intentions.  Sometimes those with this honest quality seem to stand out in our society, because we see so much of the opposite.  May we each strive to make our words a reflection of what is right!

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