Proclaiming the truth with clarity and potency is, after all, what all writers – and leaders – do.
I speak truth. Plainly.
But a raw, unfiltered truth can sometimes have a sharp edge to it. And this is not what I want to be true of my words.
I want my words to speak a grace-filled truth, a truth that is edifying and uplifting.
It’s easy to roar with truth – and even easier to justify the roar. Such roaring, however, possesses little power when done without grace and love (Ephesians 4:15).
I want to write words and speak words and live words.
And I want my words to be full of grace and truth, pointing only to the Word – Jesus made flesh – who came from the Father, full of grace and truth (John 1:14).
This is not to say that all roaring is inherently bad. Not at all. I just want to be a person who sometimes whispers, sometimes speaks, and sometimes roars – yet always with words of truth and grace.
To roar or not to roar? That is not the question. Rather, how will I roar?
How will you roar?
Today, I am joining Lisa-Jo.
You’re invited to take five minutes and write about “roar.”