Do I really need to involve Jesus in every single thing I say or do?
Or Should I Sometimes Leave Jesus out of it?
Leave Jesus out of it?
A lady I know (let’s call her Becky) was involved in an unfortunate situation some time ago. Becky and another lady (let’s call her Amanda) had a conflict that had dragged on for quite some time, and things had become a little awkward between them. Both Becky and Amanda are Christians.
Becky was not happy with the way Amanda had handled certain things that concerned her, and she wanted to resolve the issue with her. But she was extremely upset and couldn’t think clearly and objectively, so she wasn’t sure how to go about achieving her goal. She decided to ask another Christian friend for advice.
The advice she received from her well meaning friend? Becky, you need to leave Jesus out of this! Amanda is so wrong! You need to let her know exactly how you feel, and put her in her place. Just leave Jesus out of it!
My words to Becky: Not so fast, dear one!
When we feel like leaving Jesus out of something we want to say or do is when we actually need Him the most!
Do I really need to involve Jesus in every single thing I say or do? Or Should I Sometimes Leave Jesus out of it?
Dear Friends, we all get angry from time to time. We will probably all have conflicts, misunderstandings, or/& difficult conversations with people sometimes – could be with a Christian friend, a non Christian friend, a colleague, a family member, or even someone we barely know. When we want to “leave Jesus out” of our words, actions or reactions, what are we really saying?
We don’t want the inconvenience of being an ambassador for Christ right now. We don’t want the inconvenience of stopping to think of how Jesus would want us to behave. When we “leave Jesus out” in our anger, we are also leaving out His love, grace, mercy, and compassion. We might think – This has nothing to do with Jesus, I can’t let them get away with this lightly! But what does God want us to always remember in all of our words, actions, and reactions? LOVE.
1 Corinthians 16:14, ESV Let all that you do be done in love.
2 Corinthians 5:20, NIV We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us…
John 15:12, ESV This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. (Jesus Speaking)
Friends, before we go out in attack mode, even when we believe we are within our right – let us pause and remember to do everything in love! Dear friends, please, never leave Jesus out of anything you say or do! Yes, doing everything in love can be difficult sometimes. But that is why we have God to help us! Let us not forget that Jesus is our best friend. Go directly to Jesus, and ask him to help you and guide you as you seek to live a life of love. God wants to help us navigate every single area of our lives. Remember, with God, all things are possible! (Matthew 19:26b).
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