So how do we balance these two things? One of my favorite scriptures is Ephesians 4:15, 16: it says, “but speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head-Christ- from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.” To speak the Truth presents the challenge to people and doing it in love presents the compassion. It is the perfect blend!
So meet them where they are and if they will let you take them to where they need to go. Be an encouragement to someone today!