So this thought follows right on the footsteps of my last post.
I have a congregant who was sending me some text messages today of some struggles he is having and trying to keep in prayer and keep the faith. And everything that I wanted to say to him, I paused and couldn't get it out... and the reason was not because I thought it was wrong information or anything of that nature. But, instead, what I KNOW to be true and what i want to say to him is something that I am struggling to feel and implement in my own life at the current moment. And so my hesitancy in sharing this is because I feel like a hypocrite with my advice (I am not a licensed counselor - so I do NOT do counseling).
So that got me to thinking about the question: Because the truth does not change whether you feel it or not, believe it or not, and even live it or not... is it still appropriate to share this advice with someone when you are struggling to live it out (or feel it) in your own life? Just a question to ponder... but I'm certainly open to anyone leaving comments about what they think on this topic.