So, I made a mistake.
I went off the cuff and said something I shouldn’t have to someone I shouldn’t have about someone else.
Ever done that? Feel awful about it afterwards? Obviously I know the feeling!
I thought my actions were warranted and soon found out they were just a half-baked selfish reaction.
- Sometimes it’s best to keep your opinions to yourself. In my imagination, I can see Jesus in the garden telling the father I can’t believe you stuck me with this sorry disciples! I asked them to pray for me as I prepare to sacrifice myself for them and these fellas are sleeping. Nope, instead Jesus kept his opinion to himself.
- If you have an issue with someone, pray FIRST. Prayer will take your emotional reaction and put it in it’s proper place. Prayer will take the focus off your will and put the focus on God’s will being accomplished – remember, not my will but Your will be done.
- If God’s response to your prayer is a specific action, then take that action. Don’t dilly dally – act right away. Don’t call three friends and get their opinion on what God told you to do. The Bible says if you have a problem with someone go to them – not your homegirl.
The saddest part about these lessons learned is that I already have learned these lessons in the past!
Realizing that I have once again fallen short and failed the same test again makes me thankful.
Thankful that God doesn’t toss us aside when we are stubborn and disobedient.
Thankful that the Holy Spirit brings conviction and helps me recognize sin as sin.
Thankful that confessing my sin brings me back into fellowship with my Savior.
Thankful that I can then toss my pride to the side and apologize to those I hurt and be reconciled to them as well.