Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The right could be wrong?
When you insist on being right, beware, because something wrong, is just around the corner! Admission of wrong, is always easier in the beginning than the end (Proverbs 30:32-33)! Sometimes our forcefulness to be right can cause a great deal of harm! One thing we must always remember, there is only one who is right always, God!
I think we forget, especially when we do not measure our correctness with God and His word. Most times we end up apologizing much more than we should. We lose ground when we do this. We lose credibility with those around us, and most sadly with the lost world! When we have to be so right, when we try and force feed people with our opinion, it makes us so very wrong!
Being right always is a type of self exulting as spoken in Proverbs, If you have been foolish in exalting yourself, or if you have devised evil, put your hand to your mouth. We need to thing before we speak, we need to think it through, and search the word of God for confirmation. We need to evaluate whether we are adding to God's word or taking away from it!
Every word of God is pure; He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him. Do not add to His words, lest He rebuke you, and you be found a liar (Proverbs 30:5-6). It is so much better being right with God's backing, than it is, thinking we are doing God a favor! He does not need our help, he needs our obedience, to Him and His word. When we truly understand this concept, it becomes less important being right, and more important being the right example!
People in the world have been hearing more about change, but seeing it less in the life of the believer! We need to show as much by deed as we do word, even when the word seems easier. Words alone are never enough, the world needs to see consistency in the life of the believer! Our many words need to match our walk, and our walk needs, most importantly to reflect Jesus!
President Harry S. Truman knew how to use words, yet he also knew how they needed to reflect in his life, if he were to be an effective leader. He said it all with a saying displayed on his desk, "The buck stops here". A sign that remained on his desk always. Sometimes actions speak much larger than words. He lived out these words always, by taking responsibility to every word or decision he made, right or wrong! (Truman library and Museum)
Dr. Martin Luther King, would never admit to be perfect, he was just a man on a mission. The one thing people have to admit here is, he not only spoke memorable words, but he also lived out those words! He never walked behind the crowd he was encouraging. He walked up front and lead the way, many times not saying a word! (Selma to Montgomery marches)
So the next time we are so adamant about how right we may be, are we just as adamant about being the living example we should be? Are we as willing to admit we could be wrong? We may have missed God, or added a little more of us than we should have? Are we as quick to search the scriptures, to make sure and to be clear we are right? It is never about us, but it should always be about Him (Matthew 5:13-16)!