Do you sometimes feel like the people in your life don’t listen to you?
Do you think you might as well be speaking to the wall as I’ve heard some people say?
Do you watch people make mistakes and then think, “If they’d just listened to me. . .”
I wrote my sister recently, “Today, I thought about some advice you gave me years ago. As I reflected on this advice, I thought about what a good idea it was and also remembered how you modeled the advice you gave.”
Sometimes my sister didn’t think that people didn’t listen to the advice she gave. Sometimes I’ve felt the same way with my children or others in my life
You may not think people listen to you but good words are like seeds you plant. You never know when they are going to bring forth a harvest.
So don’t be discouraged.
Keep speaking truth and good words and let God bring about the results in due season.
And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith. Galatians 6:9, 10 (ESV)