Posts Tagged ‘faults’

Hiding our shortcomings, our struggles, our insecurities or our fears only gives them power over us. Bringing them into the open, sharing them with someone you trust and who is not afraid to be honest about their’s weakens the hold they have and is the beginning of true change.

Comparing us to others is another thing God never does so we’ll never hear Him saying, If you were only more like… God didn’t make us to be the same. In fact the reality is that He made each and every one of us to be different, absolutely unique and one of a kind. So why do we waste so much time comparing ourselves and believing that God wants us to look like those people and think like these people? Is it an excuse for us to keep our distance, to put the blame on His expectations?

God’s strength is made perfect in our weakness. When we humbly give our weakness to Him it transforms us into people with compassion for others. When we are aware of our shortcomings it frees us to see beyond the faults of those around us. It’s common for us to try to hide our weakness by amplifying the flaws of others, which only closes us off from God and the people He wants us to love. But people not afraid to share their weaknesses are a demonstration of His power.

Scripture says, “Do not correct a scoffer, lest he hate you. Rebuke a wise man and he will love you.” The wise man is one who has seen the love of God, the one who understands that they have faults and wants to overcome them. Identifying people’s shortcomings is something we need to be invited into if we want them to hear. Correction only works if it’s backed up by love.