Awhile back, I had a concern to address with another ministry leader. I sent him an email and requested a response.
After no response, I began imagining all kinds of reasons why this person had not responded. I foolishly sent off another email and unloaded my frustrations, marking the email as urgent.
This ministry leader called and apologized for not responding. He didn’t find the first email until he searched his junk folder.
I apologized and we worked out the issue, but I was embarrassed that I had unloaded on this poor person due to my misperceptions.
Proverbs 13:3 teaches, “Those who guard their lips preserve their lives, but those who speak rashly will come to ruin.”
Sometimes our perceptions are just that. Slow down and rationally discover the truth.