Saturday, April 21, 2012

Your Best Mirror

Those people you live with, the ones who know you the best, your family, are your mirror.  Listen to them.  If they say you are selfish, you are selfish.  If they say you worry too much, you worry too much.  If they say you nag too much, you nag too much.  If they say you are messy, you are messy.

I have someone in my life that refuses to admit his faults.  If you refuse to admit your faults and see yourself as others see you, you will never change.  The Bible says that a wise man {or woman} takes rebuke.

Be a wise woman and take rebuke.  The Bible also says to confess your sins to one another and pray for each other, so that you may be healed.  In other words, tell others your sins and ask them to pray for you, so you can overcome your sins.  Don't keep your sins a secret.  They fester in the darkness and become destructive.

Listen to your family and those close to you.  As you listen, confess, and pray about your faults and sins, you will become more like Jesus and that is who we want to look like.  He walked in love.  He wasn't selfish or worried.  He was at peace.

The more you become like Jesus, the more peace you will experience in your life.  Peace is a wonderful thing.  Joy is a wonderful thing.  Trusting God is a wonderful thing.

Be a person that people can share with you the things you need to change.  Be willing to accept criticism.  It will make you a better person and people will like being around you more.  They are your mirror.  They can see your faults sometimes better than you can.  Listen to them!

The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkens unto counsel is wise.
Proverbs 12:15