“Why don’t people say to God, ‘I have sinned, but I will sin no more’? Or ‘I don’t know what evil I have done—tell me. If I have done wrong, I will stop at once’? Job 34:31-32 (NLT)My Dad used to tell me that I carried my feelings around on my shoulder just daring somebody to knock them off, and of course his statement offended me, so that meant he was right...right??? As I grew older I realized just how much truth was in what he said. Now...I wrote a previous blog about constructive criticism, and that was how I tried to take what my Dad told me. I might get a bit aggravated at first, but I do try to take what's said to me....eventually...after I've had time to get over being offended (lol)...and apply it to better myself. I really didn't .... don't....like having the evil spirit of offense in me. I know none of us like having our faults pointed out to us...but sometimes it's necessary. We have to correct our children...we are God's children....He has to correct us. I sent a prayer request to two of my dear friends about a month ago about this very subject, asking for prayer.My hope is that if any of you find you get offended easily...that if you get offensive when confronted with somebody just trying to be helpful...you will stop and think about what I've been thru with this problem in my own life...and realize that it's just not worth it. Most of the time people aren't deliberately trying to hurt us....and, if they are...then...we'll have to take that up in another blog!!!
In His love...and with mine!!!
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Gracious words are a honeycomb,
sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.