When someone corrects you – or as we sometimes think – judges you, do you get defensive and make excuses and give all your reasons?
Yeah I’ve done it too …anyone else want to raise their hand and say “me too!
Here is something I have found:
The person who is correcting me is often also one who LOVES me.
If I only am willing to see my own point of view and defending my behavior it’s pride that lives in me but when I have chosen humility and listened to the Holy Spirit talk to me about the situation. (when I am in the wrong it keeps playing over and over in my mind and no defense quiets it accept seeing the truth and repentance) When I go back to the person and share what I have learned, I end up seeing that both God and my confronter loved me enough to say something.
My brothers, if anyone among you wanders from the truth and someone brings him back, let him know that whoever brings back a sinner from his wandering will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins.James 5:19-20
Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins1 Peter 4:8
Could we be the ones judging? Since we just dont like being corrected?
Thanks for listening,