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Too Much Salt?

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You are sitting at the table with all of your friends needing to salt your fries.  Everyone watches with a peculiar interest as you pick up the shaker…your fries now have the entire salt shaker contents on them. So much for eating those fries or preserving them! 

Too much salt.  I know we are to be the “salt and light” in this world.(Matt.5:13)  But sometimes I wonder if I used to be “too much salt”? I had a good heart and meant well. I wanted my family and friends to see how happy Jesus had made me. I wanted people to have what I had….I wanted people to have Jesus, change their lives and become better.

And I had a tendency to tell them what they “needed” to do, how they “needed” to change. In fact, I was pretty intense about it.

Too much salt?  No one seemed interested as I told them what to do and how to do it. All they saw was a list of “do’s and don’ts” and quite frankly…I thought it was a list myself. My Type A personality was fine with that, especially since I was still thinking I needed to earn God’s love.

As I have grown older and hopefully more mature, I see the error of those ways. As I said, there was a good heart behind it…but it was not successful.

Love is what turns the heart. Just a little salt….a little bit of flavor and preservative….tempered with some other seasonings…love, compassion, kindness, caring…..you know how things just taste a little better then!

Just something to ponder…..just how much salt is enough, or too much?

~Be Encouraged Today~

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Author: sptchmom777

I love Jesus. If I say nothing else, that is enough. But for those curiosity seekers, I am a 56 year old former special education teacher, current part time CCM Radio Announcer who is married to her high school sweetheart. We have been together for 40 years, married 37 of those years! We have raised two sons, who are now married, have jobs and mortgages. We have our furry son, a West Highland Terrier. It wasn't always easy, and I like sharing some insights from those "mommy" and "teaching" years. I also want to encourage people in their daily life. I believe that the Father speaks to us all the time, sometimes I have been too busy to listen. Even during times of trials and troubles, He is ever present. ~Be Encouraged Today~

2 thoughts on “Too Much Salt?

  1. Yup, when I was younger I was the same way so I can identify with this post. Sometimes my enthusiasm wasn’t the winning strategy. Now as a counselor I’ve learned to modify my behavior for what others need, but not becoming a phony either. God’s always working on us isn’t He? It just gives us wisdom. Blessings back,

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