Wednesday Matters- March 23, 2022
We judge others by how they make us feel and we judge ourselves by our intentions. Hey this is Debbie Griffith with Everyday Matters. Although my heart’s intent was right my action was sin by crossing the line into gossip. I shared information with some trusted friends because I was concerned and wanted prayer. My mistake was sharing unnecessary details. So, I confessed my sin to God and to every person who had been directly affected by my wrongdoing,
Was my heart intent good? Yes. But did I hurt people in the process? Yes. My responsibility then was to apologize for the hurt I caused without adding “but” or “if” after my confession. It’s simply this; “I’m sorry for hurting you.” Period. Oh I wanted to add; “BUT you gossiped about me and I never intended to hurt you. BUT, is that what Jesus does? Let’s follow Matthew 7:12; “In everything, do to others what you’d have them do to you”…everyday.