Tuesday Matters
Everyday Compliment Crazy

“It’s not fair. They don’t deserve my kindness and I’m certainly not going to compliment them because they think they have it all together.”  Very often those difficult people in our lives are family members. We think, “How can they be so clueless to their own junk and continue to point out mine?” But here’s the deal:  we may not think they deserve our love or kindness, but neither do we deserve God’s grace and kindness toward us.

The advice given to me was, “Debbie, just lavish them with love. Compliment them and see what happens in your heart and in theirs.”  Guess what?  It works!  Love someone with simple acts of kindness, by praising the good parts of who they are, and you’ll be amazed at how God changes your heart.  Truth from God in John 13:34 says to “love one another as I have loved you.”  It’s hard.  But see the change, the blessing, the beginning of healing in a broken relationship.  Oh, you’ll be thinking, “Why didn’t I do this sooner?”…every day.

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