"A soft answer turneth away wrath, but grievous words stirreth up anger."
Yesterday, I intentionally practiced this word. I had a student who was very rude and disrespectful in her correspondence after she had been cited for an error. I had a right to use authority, or better yet, let her grade reflect her attitude. But I had to ask myself, do I want to prove that I'm the professor with authority, or do I want to help this student learn.?
I decided on the latter. I took time to explain her infraction, and explained that her attitude was getting her nowhere. I further explained that she could let this situation affect her negatively or she could learn the lesson from the opportunity I was giving her. Before, it was over the student apologized more than three times for her behavior. I learned that being and doing Gods word is intentional. Its not easy(only because we haven't practiced enough), , but the end results are beautiful!!
Be blessed!!! #intentional honor #intentional obedience #intentional sacrifice