“He must correct those who are in opposition with courtesy and gentleness in the hope that God may grant that they will repent and be led to the knowledge of the truth [accurately understanding and welcoming it], and that they may come to their senses and escape from the trap of the devil, having been held captive by him to do his will.”
2 TIMOTHY 2:25-26 AMP
Happy Friday! Blessing abound and I am so thankful.
Do you know anyone who blames others to hide their own inadequacies? Have you ever blamed someone to divert attention from what you have or haven’t done? Have you ever blamed someone because you were unwilling or too scared to try to accomplish something? Or maybe because you didn’t know where to begin? Or you were afraid of the consequences? It’s sad to say but most of us have done this at one point or another. Of course, this is wrong for many reasons. The most obvious is that you are mistreating another child of God, who has done nothing to warrant your behavior. This sometimes has a spiraling effect, where the person becomes bullied by many. You may also be successful in your deception, which is unfair to the person you are trying to deceive. This could lead to bad decisions within an organization, including you having more responsibility you are unable to tackle.
But, did you know you are also hurting yourself in another way? The more we participate in this deceptive behavior, the further we drift away from God. Deception and lies have a numbing effect and over time we are less likely to feel anything when we do something wrong. So, how do we break the pattern? Study God’s word, and pray for forgiveness and guidance. Then, try to avoid making the same mistakes. It’s that simple.
I hope you have wonderful Friday! Spread God’s love everywhere you go! God bless you.