“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil.”
Proverbs 3: 5-7 NIV
Do you try to excuse your insistence of claiming you are right when you know how wrong you really are? Some may take command by simply changing the subject or offering excuses and false information in order to attempt to be right. Are you in a fatal attempt to convince yourself that you are right rather than self admit to being wrong?
When we assert we are right while knowing we are wrong, we hurt others and are hurting ourselves. Even if you feel others are wrong when they don’t agree, it does not make you right. No matter how much we want to be right, there are times when someone is right and we need to concede.
GOD loves us. HE gave us HIS Ten Commandments of rights and wrongs. HIS scriptures give us real examples of how others have succeeded and failed. These are instructional if we submit to learning from these examples. Still, we choose to do things our way…right or wrong.
Just because you have always done something a certain way does not make you right. Besides the commandments GOD has given us, we need to listen to HIM in special circumstances. There are times HE may tell us to do things differently than before. HE told Moses to pray over the rock the second time after telling him to strike the rock for water decades before. We need to listen to GOD in each individual situation. GOD knows best. GOD does not change HIS mind, HE wants us to change our minds and listen to HIM.
Today’s prayer: “Thank YOU, LORD, for reminding me that only YOU are always right. I need YOUR guidance and correction daily. Help me to be open to others being right and me being wrong. Amen.”