Posts Tagged ‘offended’

For there are many rebellious [church] people who engage in useless talk and deceive others. Reprimand them sternly to make them strong in the faith.” (Titus 1:10, 13 NLT)

In most of the broad spectrum of Life, I observe two kinds of people: Those who appreciate being corrected so they can learn from their mistakes and those who are offended by being corrected. If it’s done right, many don’t mind the learning lesson. But if we live easily offended and cannot ever be corrected, then what will be our learning curve for a better, more productive life?

The Bible tells us that we must be both correcting and correctable. For the former, it must be done in a loving manner and never out of our selfishness. For the latter, we’ll never become refined and strong in our faith without it. Correction should never be viewed as “here’s what’s wrong with you”, but “there is a better way for your life”!

Let God help you find your balance. If you correct people all the time, check your motives and understand that THAT is a huge reason people may avoid you. If you hate being corrected, it stems from a low self-esteem and an offendable spirit. Neither of these are good! Live to be both enriching and enriched! Let life get better for you both! You are loved today!