Happy Wednesday!!!! I just want to stop by and share some encouraging words with you toady.
This morning during my reading I came upon a scripture that I had bookmarked in 2015 on my bible app. The scripture is Luke 6:37-38 (MSG) and it reads:
“Don’t pick on people, jump on their failures, criticize their faults—unless, of course, you want the same treatment. Don’t condemn those who are down; that hardness can boomerang. Be easy on people; you’ll find life a lot easier. Give away your life; you’ll find life given back, but not merely given back—given back with bonus and blessing. Giving, not getting, is the way. Generosity begets generosity.”
God showed me this scripture for a specific reason. We are in a season of change and transition. The beginning of a new year always inspires people to change and make resolutions to do better and be better. This is a great thing!! We should always aspire to be better and as believers we should always encourage one another to be great. However there is always someone waiting to point out your failures, remind you that your doing wrong, or constantly rebuking and condemning you for not sticking to the plan. This is discouraging for the person that is trying, and it also has a boomerang effect on the condemner.
Pointing the finger at someone else’s failures or mistakes will not make your life or theirs any better. When you constantly try to through the book at someone else for their shortcomings, your just taking away from the fullness and abundant life God has for you. What your sowing into their lives you will reap in yours.
Do you want to fail? Do you want to be criticized? Do you want to be condemned every time you fall short?
Well I encourage you today when you see your brother or sister falling short, instead of blasting them, pulling them down, or criticizing them; lift them up, encourage them to keep trying, have a mature conversation, or simply just pray for them!!!