Taking the Plank Out of Your Own Eye

If you are always complaining and grumbling about others, experiencing a series of bad relationships with different people, and always hugging negativity – perhaps it’s time to do a self-evaluation. Sometimes, the problem isn’t others; sometimes, the problem lies within YOU. The greatest thing you can accomplish in this is ACKNOWLEDGING that you have some issues that need to be dealt with. You can’t change something that you don’t see a problem with, right? Taking a good look at your own life and making the changes God wants you to make may be very difficult. It’s easier for you to look at others, instead, and blame them for all the wrong. It’s easier to point out their mistakes. You think the problem will get better if that other person changes; however, it is YOU who needs to make the change. Those around you may have their faults, bad habits and sins but God wants you to focus first on your part. He wants you to take the plank out of your own eye. Ask God to reveal your part to you. Confess that you have these issues. Ask for forgiveness. And allow Jesus to show you what changes to make so that you can climb the mountain instead of going around it over and over again. “You aren’t the only one who has problems but be one who take yours to the Lord. Be the one who gets into the Word of God so that you apply to your situations in life. How can you say to your brother, “Let me take the speck out of your eye,” when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye” (Matthew 7:3-5).

Have a Blessed Monday,
Author Stacy Lynn Montgomery

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