How much happier would we be if we asked before assuming something?
When I get all the details instead of creating a fictional story of what I assume happened that in reality didn’t, I avoid a LOT of heartache.
Assuming something to be true without having accurate information is inviting resentment and bitterness in.
Recently, I assumed rather than asked in a situation and God had to give me some tough love teaching making it clear right then I had a choice to make.
I could choose to be a victim and assume or be a victor by asking.
You see, victims decide to believe something based on their own assumptions and guesses.
Victors ask then decide. They get the facts before reacting.
Simply Stated, before assuming, do your heart and happiness a favor and just ask.
Get the details before stewing in anger over something that hasn’t been verified with facts.
How much emotional energy did I waste because of assumptions based on circumstances that never happened?
I am forever a student of life and this has been one of the most valuable (and hardest) lessons I have yet to learn. And I am still learning it.
And that is to always ask before assuming.