Really, really like this post. Please read down to the bottom as it’s excellent – in particular the need to freely and unbegrudgingly forgive others – why do I struggle with that and judge others… How much I have still to change and be put to death in me. I was reminded the other day of that admonition in Colossians: for you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.
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It’s a sad truth that we are moulded by our experiences. If someone hurts me I either develop a hard shell to stop it hurting or I fold under pressure and change to try and please. That response seems, from my experience, to be standard to all sorts of situations. Someone criticises me, laughs at me, ignores me and the same choice of reaction: fight or flight. This is what the world has taught me – please people or get your own back. I think you can guess I am going to say that this won’t do as a Christian response.
First and foremost the person my failings offend is God. It’s Him I have to turn to before I can get any closure anywhere. He is the standard I hold to for my response to any situation. I have to look at what He does, how He acts, His example to see how I…
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