Friday March 17, 2017
Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. -James 5:16
I am horrible at saying sorry, or admitting that I am wrong.
If I end up saying either of those two things, it is usually through grit teeth. I don’t know what about me has a hard spirit to those vital words, but it’s a battle I think I will fight for the rest of my life.
A couple of weeks ago a friend and co-worker accidentally sent an email to a customer that was talking ill of that customer. It wasn’t supposed to go to her, but it did.
Unfortunately, I think I would have just avoided the situation all together. I would have been mortified, but then tried to pretend I never sent it.
She on the other hand, immediately picked up the phone and called this woman to admit her wrong, apologize, and ask for grace.
I stood back as I watched this scenario, and was astonished by her humility and admittance of her wrong doing.
As I reflected on what I would do in that situation, I felt like God was speaking to my heart.
I saw what a true Christ follower does, they acknowledge when they acted anything but Christ like.
For those of you that fight the battle I do of saying sorry, or admitting fault, there is hope.
There is a God who offers grace and forgiveness to us, so that we can offer that to others. We don’t have to be perfect, but we need to be perfectly willing to me shaped and molded.
Friend, it’s alright to admit that you’re wrong. Go apologize to that person you’ve been avoiding. Go admit that you’re not Jesus, but you’re working on being like Him!
Prayer: “God, thank you for teaching me how I should soften my heart. Help to admit when I am wrong, and apologize to people I have hurt. In your name I pray, Amen.”