It’s easy for us to look at others and see their flaws. Often it’s the ones we love most who we turn our eye of inspection to. It’s easier sometimes to point out their mistakes so that maybe our own faults aren’t the ones that are glaring. I know from my own life that when I’m pointing out the flaws, faults, and imperfections of someone else, it’s often because I feel insecure about myself. It may be that the enemy has brought it to my mind that day that I’ve done some pretty awful things in my past. It could be because I don’t want any focus at all on me and the things that are flawed because I’m already insecure. It could be that I’m feeling crummy about hopes and dreams I’ve had that just aren’t happening. What is it for you?
When you find yourself telling someone everything they do wrong instead of right, when you find yourself talking in your head about the way they aren’t doing something right, why is it for you? Is it because of insecurity like me?
Ask God to move with His mighty power in your life so that you don’t feel insecure. Ask God to help you bring your feelings about yourself to Him, instead of turning them into criticism for someone else. Search God’s Word so that you know who you are, what new identity you got the moment you put your faith in Jesus Christ. Take those feelings of being less than, insecure, and unworthy to God, don’t take them out on those you love. God wants us to love one another and be kind. Don’t let your feelings about yourself get in the way of that anymore. God and His Word can help you with the thoughts about yourself, your thoughts about others, and your reactions. If you are struggling with this, here are some verses to stand on:
Ephesians 4:32- Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ has forgave you.
Ephesians 5:1- Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children
Romans 14:19- So then let us pursue what makes for peace and mutual up building
May you be blessed and encouraged!
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