If I am honest with you, I full enjoy being right. It does not matter the situation, I purely enjoy being correct and letting others know that I am. At times in my life, I wanted to be right more than I wanted to continue a friendship or relationship.
Today’s message at Vintage Church made me consider again why I am on the wrong path when I have the desire to be right so often.
I am a broken person, I make many mistakes every day. I am even what some would call a sinful creature (that sounds awkward). The bible actually mentions that we all fall short of the glory of God, we are all sinful creatures. We may be “know-it-alls”, but we are really “no-it-nones” when it comes to the infinite wisdom and grace of God.
This puts in me in a interesting position. I am broken, but I believe we are all broken. Each of us has something to offer the other, but not with a holier than thou attitude. We can offer love and support from a place that we have suffered, then found healing in God.
After soaking in the sermon from today, I really want to be someone who is quick to listen and slow to speak. I want to be someone who people count on, not for my advice, but for my willingness to share how many times I have failed and found my way out.
When you have the urge to set someone straight this week, just listen and see what happens. I truly believe that in each of our minds we have moments when we are truly ready to hear the advice that will unlock something in us. I pray that this week, you can sense God’s prompting when someone else needs you to speak up, sharing your story and also when you need to be still and listen.
Here are the scriptures that might help you on this subject: