I apologize for the delay in writing another post to my blog. Part of the reason I went into engineering is because I only had to take two English classes. So I’m not real good at writing, and sometimes it takes me a while to think of a good topic to write on. Anyway here goes.
I was reading through 1 Cor 14 last week, and started seeing how important building others up was to the apostle Paul. This got me to thinking,”if it was important to Paul, it should be important for me as well.” Being that I tend to be a pessimistic engineer the glass isn’t half full, or half empty, it’s twice as big as it should be, I sometimes struggle with saying things that can build others up. Many times I make sarcastic comments, not noticing that what I’m saying can break others down instead of build them up. While it is good to have a sense of humor, I need to be able to better judge when it is appropriate to make a sarcastic comment, verses keeping my mouth shut, or complimenting people.
As many of you know, I also am not a huge people person, so I sometimes have a harder time talking to people when I first am getting to know them. Many times this can lead people to think that I don’t want to talk with them, when in fact, I don’t mind talking with them I’m just not always sure what to talk about. This is something that would be good to work on before going to Austria, as I will be going to a place were I don’t know anyone.
Well it’s getting late, and my sentences aren’t forming as well, so I should probably end this post.
I would appreciate your prayers that I would build people up, more then putting them down, and that I would work on getting to know people better.