Great day it is already.
On my mind this morning…
I have been in the church setting long enough to know that people are not the same. We’ve all got our excesses. We all make mistakes. As far as I’m concerned, you can’t relate with people that long and not see their faults, their imperfections.
And truth is, those faults are what you defined them to be, at least in some ways. There are things we personally define as wrong based on our opinions about them. We, in many ways, create the standard. So, I believe that there are things that are generally regarded as unacceptable and there are things we personally regard as such based on our personalities.
Example is, if you don’t like long talks, then anyone that engages you in long conversations talks too much! You determined that. Someone else is perfectly alright with that.
If you believe in being calm in your disposition about what you seem to believe in and someone else is loud about what he perceives to be right, you conclude he is a fanatic. Perhaps, an extremist!
People are just not the same.
I feel this is something to think on.
We are to walk in love as our absolute. Accommodate.
However, if wrong is what is really demonstrated by the people around us, then we must learn to accommodate them, and in love, help them to be better people.
This can always be done.
However, the mistake certain church folks make is in adopting methods contrary to God’s perspective (which is the only perspective) on expressing love.
God does not find faults. It’s his nature.
Now if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask from God, the One giving generously to all and not finding fault, and it will be given to him.
We find faults. We are more aware of people’s inadequacies than the possibilities they carry deep inside.
We must come to learn that God has no intention to condemn anyone. As those who partner to do the works of Christ on earth, we also don’t point out faults.
We see possibilities because people can actually be better. It’s our job to magnify the possibilities. This is very important.
God declared the believer righteous, not because he’s got everything right morally. But as far as God is concerned, the believer is His righteousness. It’s what He sees. Righteousness! Not faults!
2 Corinthians 5:21 KJV
For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
John 3:17 KJV
For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
2 Corinthians 5:16-17 (Msg) Because of this decision we don’t evaluate people by what they have or how they look. We looked at the Messiah that way once and got it all wrong, as you know. We certainly don’t look at him that way anymore.
Now we look inside, and what we see is that anyone united with the Messiah gets a fresh start, is created new. The old life is gone; a new life burgeons! Look at it!