Sunday, 2 December 2012

I'm going to make mistakes

Can I make a mistake?  Do I allow others the freedom to make a mistake?  Do people have to always have it right?  In growing in our walk with Christ and with others we are going to make mistakes, say the wrong thing, offend people with our words unknowingly, not live up to people's expectations that we didn't even know they had and when that happens what happens to those relationships?  Do we cut people off, hold offense over them, hold them at arms length because they have hurt me or offended me?  Have a different attitude with them, not release them into ministry?

Just to let you know I am going to make mistakes, say the wrong thing, possibly offend you with something I may say but know that my heart, along with most other people's hearts out there, is not to offend you, is not to say the wrong thing, is not intentionally doing these things but unintentionally I may do and when I do what are you going to do with it?

Freedom is allowing yourself to make mistakes, say the wrong thing, not have it all together, allowing yourself to get it wrong, not question every word you have spoken wondering if you have said something right or something that might offend.  Freedom is the ability to go to someone and say they hurt you by the comment they said and know that when you do that you will still have a relationship with that person because there is grace and understanding that none of us get it right all the time, that none of us are perfect although made perfect in Christ.  Freedom is to bring a word in church and have someone question something you brought and not feel condemned because theologically you didn't have it all right because you learnt something that might help you grow or challenge you to what you believe.  Freedom is to be who YOU are the way that God made YOU to be.  You are not someone else, you are YOU, uniquely crafted, completely different from someone else and how they think, work or act.  You are beautiful, you make mistakes, you grow from those mistakes, you learn, you change, don't run away when you might get it wrong, or say the wrong thing but come into freedom in those areas because Christ doesn't condemn you, he picks you up when you fall down and you learn.
Gal 5:1 "It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. stand firm then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery".