I realize that sometimes we just don’t understand people and where they are coming from and there is a reason for that. It’s called communication.
Sometimes people want us to understand them and we always should allow them to state their case. Rarely is it hard to come to some sort of understanding if we take the effort to explain ourselves. Here is an example:
Perhaps you are feeling as though you can never reach a certain standard in Christ and you feel as though if someone knew all about you, they would never accept you. Well welcome to the club! We ALL have issues and most people have long-standing issues that they think they will never be able to overcome. Well, let me talk about me.
I’ve always struggled with my weight. Not as much when I was younger, but now it’s a huge battle. I remember last year when I got on the scale at the doctors, I had lost 25 pounds effortlessly. I was so excited because I really believed that I was beginning to overcome this battle. I had radically altered my diet because of a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes and I was on my way. But I got too comfortable and I am pretty much back where I started. It’s terrible. Oh this flesh that we battle. But I refuse to give up! I truly believe that we can be delivered from certain things permanently and I will stand on that until the day I die. Especially long-standing sins and habits. I know too many people who have been delivered and I know I was just about there. So just because we fall, it doesn’t mean we will never be free.
So what does all of this have to do with understanding? A lot. My weight has made me shrink back from a lot of things even down to taking pictures, because I feel I would not be accepted the way that I am. But guess what? There are people who God will put in our lives who will understand us even when we think they won’t. Our job is to make it clear what it is that we want them to understand and trust God and them that if they are really our friend, they will.
King James Version (KJV)
18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
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