Just recently I received a text message from a Christian friend. I will be completely honest……it wasn’t the nicest of texts I’ve ever received!
It got me thinking about how I might come across when I send messages.
I want to be completely clear that whatever I write is done so in love.
I don’t want to be responsible for causing another human being stress and worry over something I have said in a text message.
Subsequently, I came up with this checklist:
- Is it encouraging?
- Is it inspiring?
- Is it motivating?
- Does this message reflect Gods love?
- Have you asked God to help you with any hurt (if you have any) that has yet to be dealt with before sending this message?
- Have you forgiven the person for any offence they may have willingly or unwilling caused?
I want to know, has anyone else experienced text messaging to be an issue? What do you all think? Is face to face communication the best way?