A few weeks ago I sent out an email saying something along the lines that I felt I should not blind copy anyone anymore so they can respond to each other if they want to. I also said that if any of you do not want to be on the list just let me know and I would remove you from the list. Well I had a wife who wanted off who used to tell me she loved it. I emailed her and asked why? Then her husband emailed me and said she doesn’t read it anymore and that he does not either and to take him off as well “nothing personal he said” He used to like reading it too. So I had to ask why does this bother me so much. Well I didn’t hear anything yet. So I called a friend of mind this morning who will tell me like it is but also will let me listen to see if the answer will come to me and it did. I write the blog because it is my way of journaling and some people like to read what I write and there always seems to be a question at the end. During my conversation with my friend this is what I figured out and heard. I was rejected and because I was rejected I then became judgmental. I soooooo hate that crap. So once again the judgment and rejection reared its ugly head in my life. Here is the good part. I am healed and I am free. Several things happened here. My friend knew what was wrong but kept quiet and stayed out of the Lords way, so the Lord could reveal to me what the problem was. You can’t ask someone to do something and then get bothered when they do it. When you judge you will cause your own pain. Last thing that is very important is “you must have a teachable spirit” You must be able to receive correction if you can’t receive correction that is a major problem
I judged which caused my rejection to be worse which sent me into a tailspin, but by confessing and getting prayed over I am healed.
James 5.16 Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.NIV Matthew 7:1-2 “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.NIV
The reason I got so bothered is because I attached a “why” to the reason they wanted off the list. I decided in my own mind the real reason they wanted off. Even though they told me, I decided there was more to it. I caused my own pain and suffering. It was short lived but never the less I caused it. I could have read the email and said no problem and moved on. That simple.
So as a follower of Jesus, have you decided why someone did something without talking to them and in turn it made you mad?