Self Reflection is a Good Thing

by - Friday, August 23, 2019

Hey Beauties!

I hope you are well. I wanted to share a character trait that you should pray to have if you do not already. It is easier to look at other people but when is the last time you have looked at yourself? I am grateful that the Holy Spirit has been loyal in checking my heart and showing me what to work on. This is why it is so important to have a relationship with Jesus, He tells you things! I am also thankful for friends that tell me the raw truth about myself. I know I have a friend if they can be brutally honest with me, for my own self improvement. Of course, discernment will help.

Matthew 7:1-5 NKJV “Judge not, that you be not judged. 2 For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you. 3 And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye? 4 Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me remove the speck from your eye’; and look, a plank is in your own eye? 5 Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.

I believe this verse encourages us to look at ourselves and get the revelation to be able to remove the speck (whatever you experienced that caused you not to see the truth found in the word) from another person's eye. I believe that many Christians take this verse out of context and say that one should not judge. In this context, we are called to judge righteously and we can only do this if we are not being a hypocrite on the matter. 

John 7:24 Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment.

Many people notice the trait in me, that I am open to correction and learning, within reason of course and to the glory of God! I take no credit. But as I was reflecting, I believe that people's downfall is definitely the fact that they are so unwilling to listen and would rather hold onto their own points with pride, without even considering or at least being willing to pray about it. Remember what the Bible says about Pride - Proverbs 16:18 Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty spirit before a fall. 

So do what you can to avoid pride. 

Sometimes, we just need to look at ourselves, take responsibility and stop blaming others. You are not always right and it is not about being right but truly embracing the truth!

So I challenge you today and moving forward:

1. What are some areas that you need to improve on?
2. Are you always blaming others instead of taking responsibility?
3. Do you ask God to reveal your own heart to you and how you can be more like Him, considering that the Bible said that the heart is desperately wicked? (Jeremiah 17:9)
4. Do you say sorry to others? (this is good practice for the way you (will) treat your husband!)
5. What are you doing to develop yourself? (i.e. life coaching, mentoring, counselling, courses to develop your business/work
6. Are you studying the Holy Bible to learn the. best way to be character - wise, in order to live at your best? (e.g. fruits of the spirit, forgiveness, LOVE, peace?)

Sometimes people's past hurts make them overly defensive, blaming others or even being manipulative for no good reason. As children of God we have no excuse to remain the same, if we ask for patience and God makes us perfect and complete not lacking anything (James 1:4) and He also encourages us to ask for wisdom, and all He does is to encourage us to ask in faith (James 1:5-6) then it is safe to say that God has provided everything that we need just ready for us to RECEIVE IT!! 

I am sure you have heard about receiving things many times but, it is really that simple. Just accept what God has done and step into it!

Be reminded that you are amazing and God's heart for you is to make the best wife, daughter, sister, friend, colleague, auntie and etc you can be!! 

God bless,

Rosemary x

1. My new book is coming out soon, I am excited :-D you can see the artwork here.
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