Finding Freedom on the Inside

Weekly Devotional

JUDGING OR DISCERNMENT?

                

Why do we all always go in defense mode when someone points something out that we are doing or something that we aren’t doing, but should be!? Why do we strike back with hurtful word or think that we are being judged by someone who isn’t any better than we are?

Brothers and sisters, I tell you this if a fellow believer comes to your and points something out take heed because they are doing it out of love which is discernment. They want to help a brother or sister in Christ.

We as followers of Christ are called to do the following:

2 Timothy 4:1-5

In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I give you this charge:2 Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction. 3 For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. 4 They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths. 5 But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry.

Prayer:

Dear Heavenly Father give me the strength to accept correction without getting defensive or attacking the other person. Give me the strength to know that fellow believers use discernment out of love and not to make me feel picked on or bad. Let me be able to see that they do it because they care for your children. Father God, I thank you for discerning people who hold me accountable. I pray this in Jesus Christ’s name. Amen.