Friday, December 20, 2013

Say What You Need to Say

I wrestled with making the call for a while.

But there was someone in my life.

That I knew I should reach out to.

But I put it off.


Put it off.

And even as I delayed.

I had a strong sense.

That Jesus was speaking over me.

Do it.

And while I thought about it.

And played out the conversation in my head.

He was patient with me.

As always.

But persistent.

It's time.

Do it.

Pick up the phone.

Reach out.

And call.



I did.

And I said what I felt like I needed to say.

And it was awkward.

And  it felt uncomfortable.

But I did it.

I said.


I needed to say.

And when it was done.

I felt peace.

And that felt........pretty good.

Maybe there's someone in your life.

That you need to say something to.

The holidays may bring someone immediately to mind.

That's what happened to me.

You may need to say.

"I'm sorry."

"I've missed you."

"I just wanted to check on you."

"I love you."

It may not come out just right.

You may do a horrible job of spitting it out.

Don't let that stop you.

And as John Mayer's song goes:

"even if your hands are shaking
 and your faith is broken
 even as your eyes are closing
 do it with a heart wide open
 say what you need to say
 say what you need to say
 say what you need to say
 say what you need to say."

Is there somebody this Christmas.

You need to say something to?

Say it.

You never know.

When the opportunity may pass.

And you may not get it back again.


What you need to say.

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