RELATING TO OTHERS
Shared by Yolanda Ballard
We must walk in the balance of grace and truth like Jesus. When
it comes to relating to others, we are to be careful not to do things that might cause others to stumble, but this is very hard because some people who battle legalism stumble over everything!
The safe way is to do only those things you feel comfortable with the Lord doing. If He doesn't convict you of what you are doing, then others should accept you and at times we do need prayer! If you put on a mask afraid
of who you may offend, you are not being your self; therefore, you are not walking in truth.
I have stumbled over how some may dress almost to the point of being offended.
Who has the problem....the one who is dressing a certain way or the one who is being offended? If one comes up to me with a very low cleavage or very short skirt or bare bottom, how am I going to react?
There is much in our own self that needs to line up to Jesus and His grace and truth. Some times what offends us is showing that we have an area in us that needs cleansing or lining up to His grace and truth, or healing,
or even deliverance.
We need to die out and allow Jesus to live through us. I am sure He wasn't offended over how others looked. His love covered everything!!!
AT THE FATHER'S FEET