Dig down deep...do you know what that one thing is in your life that you just so happen know a lot about?
It's been my observation in life that the older a person is, the more subject matters they have an opinion about. If you think about it, a person that is older than you has had more experiences in life. Fortunately or unfortunately, as people get older they seem to be more and more willing to share their opinions with others, whether they are asked for or not.
What would happen if you met someone who knew more than you about a subject you were interested in. What if you met an expert? What if YOU were the expert?
My suggestion to look at ourselves is by no accident. How we respond to others is so important.
When teaching our children to ride their bikes without training wheels, I remember being very frustrated. I can ride a bike very well, but this was a skill our kids had not grasped yet. Instead of yelling at them for not trying hard enough and belittling them, my husband and I chose to encourage them, run beside them, and hold onto them until they were comfortable to take off and ride on their own.
Our words are so important. They can either breathe life into someone or scorn them in defeat.
I love the messages in the book of James. While praying about this subject, I enjoyed reading James 1:19 in different translations of the bible. This is the translation I enjoyed the most from The Message: