One of the most dangerous things a person can do is react too soon. Relationships are so important, and they take time to build, so to protect them; respond wisely. My wife and I try our best to teach our kids to give everyone the benefit of the doubt. Don’t immediately assume something negative. Just because something has been said or done that you don’t like, doesn’t necessarily mean it was intentional. If something has hurt or offended you, there’s a correct and Biblical way to handle it. You could jeopardize a relationship with a comment or text spoken too quickly. And why tear something down and seconds that it took years to build?

I am not perfect, and I have my good and bad days like everyone else. However, the longer I live, the more I cherish the people that are close and loyal to me. I realize that they are human just like I am, and we all mess up from time to time. Give people around you some space for imperfections. If you believe in the law of the harvest, then what you sow in a relationship is what you will reap. So, watch what you say, and how quickly you say it. Be kind, be loyal, and be careful that you don’t react too soon. Remember that relationships built with love, patience, and wisdom will endure through the greatest of storms.

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