Letting Go Of Hypocrisy Through Confession
Matthew 7:5 5 Hypocrite! First get rid of the log in your own eye; then you will see well enough to deal with the speck in your friend’s eye.
Having a Godly perspective on others and ourselves is very difficult to see if our vision is blurred by a plank in our own eye. We tend to see confession from a purely negative point of view. It’s connected so closely with us having to face real consequences because of our actions. If only we were willing to take a look at confession from another perspective, we would experience healing in many of our broken relationships. We want justice for others and mercy for ourselves. Confession renounces our hypocrisy and allows us a new perspective. We are all familiar with the saying, “It takes two to tango”. If we are willing to admit and take responsibilities for where we’ve made mistakes or given in to sin, we’re on our way to restoring some broken relationships in the near future and experience healing in our relationship with God.
James 5:16 16 Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.
When we confess our sins, we can see truth instead of being blinded by a bitter soul that distorts our perspective with feelings that are real, but not right. This increases our blind spots and causes us to be offended by more and more people.
Do you want to feel you are right at the cost of healthy relationships in your life? Instead, slow down, breathe deeply, and confess your heart to the Lord. Then, without making excuses or shifting blame, accept responsibility for your mistakes and sins, and ask for forgiveness from those you have sinned against.
What are some necessary steps that you need to take in evaluating your situation, especially when it comes to conflict with the people in your life?
What is the Holy Spirit saying to you through these scriptures?