Philippians 2:1414 Do all things without grumbling and faultfinding and complaining (against God) and questioning and doubting [among yourselves],
I have this thing in myself and you do to…called EGO (SELF)
It’s that thing that gets out of control with pride and thinks it deserves everything it wants, causes chaos and division, reeks havoc on other people through constant battering of their ears with non stop complaining and blaming, accusing and excusing.
Ever been there when you feel like someone has hit the repeat button?
It is almost like this CRABBY attitude, is used to “GET MY WAY!”
We are not 3 years old….
throwing fits and behaving like spoiled children, saying things with no regard to how it may hurt others….bullying and pulling manipulations tactics is for unbelievers.
What ever happened to “ If you don’t have anything nice to say , don’t say anything at all!”
Well I am coming to the conclusion that people who want to be like Christ may have twisted this one!
This statement is for the OFFENDERS!
We are not suppose to be SILENT in the face of such injustice….
We are to correct in love….but the problem has come that the offenders cause you to become silent and think that statement is for you because they call you judgmental, say that you aren’t being loving, the you are acting all high and mighty. When the truth is …
TRUTH HAS BEEN TWISTED!
When you refuse to hear …. that you hurt someone – it’s PRIDE.
When you find yourself making excuses for your behavior when confronted – it’s PRIDE.
When you start blaming others instead of take responsibility for what you have done or where part of – It’s PRIDE.
When you accuse others of just being mean and unloving when they bring something to your attention, when you know these are people who love you. – It’s PRIDE.
So stop using the CRABBY PUSH —Putting Ur Self Higher to get your PRIDE ON!!
and instead walk in HUMILITY.
12 Clothe yourselves therefore, as God’s own chosen ones (His own picked representatives), [who are] purified and holy and well-beloved [by God Himself, by putting on behavior marked by] tenderhearted pity and mercy, kind feeling, a lowly opinion of yourselves, gentle ways, [and] patience [which is tireless and long-suffering, and has the power to endure whatever comes, with good temper].
13 Be gentle and forbearing with one another and, if one has a difference (a grievance or complaint) against another, readily pardoning each other; even as the Lord has [freely] forgiven you, so must you also [forgive].
It goes both way, everything is not always one sided…because there are times when we don’t deal with hurts and it turns into resentment …and the other person maybe coming to talk to you about your mouth but your unforgiving heart has hardened against them and you may need to be honest ….either way, what ever it is …if PRIDE is an issue : LETS GET IT RIGHT!