What will others decide?
Others get to decide how we will come to them. It is their actions that determine that. Will we come as disciplinarian? Friend?
It is their choice. May they make the right ones. May we respond in love.
So how should I prepare to come to you? As a severe disciplinarian who makes you toe the mark? Or as a good friend and counselor who wants to share heart-to-heart with you? You decide. 1 Corinthians 4:21