If the shoe fits...

The last time I checked, we are all still 100% human. As humans, we are prone to making mistakes, doing senseless and dumb things, allowing pride to rear its ugly head and swinging between being too up or too down in life. Situations arise daily which will either make us a better person or add another nail in our self constructed coffin.

Nothing breeds confidence more than doing something right. Nothing inspires condemnation and the destruction of self-confidence more than yielding to the weakness of the flesh or making a huge mistake that adversely impacts other's lives. We are all fragile creatures whose feelings get hurt easily and are prone to taking things personally that were never about us.

Long ago I heard the phrase “if the shoe fits, wear it” as it relates to being a part of a group getting rebuked for doing things wrong. If what is being said pertains to your situation then that shoe must be put on and the situation fixed. If what is said does not pertain to your situation, that shoe must be discarded lest it make your foot hurt by trying to make it fit.

I have learned, the hard way, that trying to make every shoe fit is both painful as well as an impetus to feeling horrible about yourself. Some of us have a sensitive streak within our hearts that latches on to every hint of wrong doing and demands that we put on sackcloth and roll in ashes.

We cannot walk with Godly power and authority if we are constantly blaming ourselves for every problem that comes up or every person who falls prey to physical, emotional, financial or spiritual pressure. We are told in the New Testament to “judge not, lest thou be judged” . This does not only pertain to others but to ourselves.

We all know that blaming someone else for something they did not do is wrong. We all know that not accepting the blame for bad things we do is wrong. I would like to be so bold as to say that if we blame ourselves of something we did not do, it is wrong. Affixing blame is a tricky situation and must be done with the utmost of spiritual sharpness and accuracy.

Making wild accusations about what another person has done or said is necessary if it is true. But, if the facts are skewed or blurred by agendas or deceit, these accusations can destroy a person's life and ministry. Before calling out someone for a misdeed, we must be absolutely sure they did it. We cannot afford to be wrong when it comes to accusing God's people.

One of the names of the devil is “the great accuser” . Every moment of every day the accuser is assembling facts to implicate us in some matter. Even those who spend a lifetime attempting to “keep their nose clean” , are not immune from the devastating power of mistaken accusations.

Thank God we have a defense attorney who will plead our cause before the Great Judge. Jesus Christ personally represents us before the Father in matters where the devil has accused us. If God set it up for His Son to be our defense attorney, we should think long and hard before making an accusation or heeding the wild accusations the enemy throws our way about those we love and ourselves.

Thank you and Blessings 2 You!

K Reynolds @kreynolds ·

As I read your blog, I thought of a prayer I have often prayed over the past few years. "God help me fix my mistakes."


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