Are You Willing to Change When You’re Wrong?
Endeavoring to Become More Like Jesus Daily
by Veritas Vita 777
Is it easy for you to become depressed? Do you worry often? When you’re wrong, can you admit that?
“Lord, where we are wrong, make us willing to change.” – Peter Marshall
I like this statement from Peter Marshall. Yet, it’s not always easy to put this into practice in my life. Am I willing to change when I’m wrong? That’s a question that every Christian should reflect on.
17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. (James 1:17, NKJV)
God is always the same. He doesn’t change like shifting shadows. There is no variation or shadow of turning with God. You can trust that He will not change. But, as a child of God, you need to accept that you must change where change is needed. Maybe you need to trust God more and worry less. You might need to take time for self-reflection and admit when you’re wrong.
It’s a bit outside my comfort zone to ask God to change me where I need to be changed. Yet, in the times when I’ve done that, life has become more satisfying. I’ve grown closer to God and have seen the fruits of those changes. Those changes in myself have positively impacted my relationships with others and in my witness for the Gospel.
My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. 2 And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world. 3 Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. 4 He who says, “I know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. 5 But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God [a]is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him. 6 He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked.
7 [b]Brethren, I write no new commandment to you, but an old commandment which you have had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word which you heard [c]from the beginning. 8 Again, a new commandment I write to you, which thing is true in Him and in you, because the darkness is passing away, and the true light is already shining.
9 He who says he is in the light, and hates his brother, is in darkness until now. 10 He who loves his brother abides in the light, and there is no cause for stumbling in him. 11 But he who hates his brother is in darkness and walks in darkness, and does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.
(I John 2:1-11, NKJV)
This passage from I John shows that as a Christian, you ought also to walk just as He walked. That’s a great reminder for me today. I hope that can be a reminder for you as well.
Article syndicated by Mustard Seed Sentinel on Medium.com.
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