Friday, June 29, 2012

A Word from the Wise (The Wise Being God)

Dear Nadia,

There is a girl in my class who joined my school in the middle of the year.  She has been at the school for a few months now, but she still seems to keep her distance.  I want to be friends with her, so I have tried talking to her.  "How do you like ACE?" "Cute headband!" "I love your belt." She gives short answers then stays quiet.  So, do I just leave her alone? Or should I keep trying to talk to her?

-Be a friend?

Dear Be a Friend,

I honor you for reaching out to this girl! You are living out God's
command to "be openhearted to your [sisters]" (Deuteronomy 15:11).
Maybe one thing you can do each day is ask her how she is doing or how
her day has been. If you consistently are showing her you care, she
will be blessed by it even if she does not show it.

Also, ask the Holy Spirit to guide you. If you are alert and listening
for his promptings, He can lead you into conversations beyond anything
you could have planned. Ask Him, and He will give you the perfect

You are being Jesus to her, and I know he is so proud of you and
honored by even the littlest things that you are doing for Him! Keep
it up - "for you are the light of the world" (Matthew 5:14)! May He
bless your efforts!


  1. Great advice! This is exactly what I needed to hear. :) Thank-you!

  2. Good advice! I remember what it was like to be the lonely, painfully shy girl. The ones who made efforts to talk with me were priceless to me in my life at the time.