What a coveted place to be i.e. to either see your error or have someone point it out to you so that you can become a better person and even be better at what you do. To have an error, oversight, mistake or blind side outed so that it may be diminished & that energy re-directed is iron sharpening iron and making the world a better place person by person...
Where would we be? What kind of world would exist? What kind of person would take shape? Ever-seen a spoiled brat? A child that is not guided, nurtured, coached and cared for sinks into and seeks the basest nature i.e. one of a wild animal getting worse with each missed or deliberate opportunity to correct.
IN AN ADULT
They come across as tyrannical, angry and domineering possessed with hidden agendas with harmful outcomes. They actually try to recreate in others their own misery so that they will have company. This is done by tempting others to hate and resent them. That process recruits & preserves their rottenness within
WHERE'S THE LOVE
This is the start & the finish of the subject matter, the bottom line of it all. It is written that God corrects those he loves. Is this so hard to understand? We all want the best for ourselves & each other & seeing less than that in a human being is disturbing. We have the ability to cure a fallen nature. That calls for action
WHO IS AVAILABLE TO HEAR THIS CALL?
The work to be done actually summons you to it! Pause here for a while. Haven't you heard it said that when the teacher appears the lesson begins? If something presents itself in your world, in your sphere of influence and/or on your radar screen then you may have a part to play. In the very least, investigate this
YOU WILL KNOW THIS
You may have something to say or something to do with what is at work & will know this at that time. You will also know the part you play & the part you don't play. At all times we must remain with the ability to respond called responsibility but with a wisdom or an understanding before we proceed. This is supplied
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN SOMEONE IS CORRECTED?
Whether they see it in the moment, accept it and even thank you can take place or they may walk-away, resent you & remain dysfunctional but they can never escape the truth that was spoken by you if you did. Of course you must speak it correctly & your motives must be pure. It also helps to have humility
WRONGS ARE MEANT TO BE OUTED
Wrongs (subjective) serve no purpose and have no business being in us or around us but they are until they are not. Its like taking a bath after doing dirty or sweaty work. It feels good to wash away what doesn't belong and to feel clean after-wards. The same applies with personal error. To be rid of it is satisfying
I HAVE HAD PEOPLE TELL ME THIS
Recognizing that I stand for certain principals (and have written books of same) the many have remarked & requested feedback and input and ask clearly to not hold back. Their yearning is at work to become a better person. I in turn have to determine how much "truth" they can stand. Why? It can get ugly when we are exposed to the full shock of coming to our senses and then calm down to it
We all have this but not all engage it, preserve it or practice it thus it becomes a by-stander instead of a game-changer when used or ignored. We all have it (in-common) but reaching it in others or even ourselves and to certain degrees can remain challenging. It is refreshing to see someone in charge of their senses
CORRECTION ASSAULTS THE PRIDE
Those that have learned to not take correction seriously or otherwise get something in return for that belief. The become more prideful. Pride's core purpose is to protect the ego or fallen nature of a person so that it is never wrong and it doesn't change for the good but only for the worse. Good and not so good are at odds
WHEN CORRECTED & ACCEPTED
Pride is diminished, weakened and humility is allowed to address the ego & make it less of a God & more of a servant to God if we allow it. Correction while painful in the moment will soon to pass. Our part is to admit & expose error allowing correction (love) to enter in & live within transforming you for the better
WE BECOME A BETTER PERSON
Over time & with good motive, we become better for it & welcome it & it in turn it welcomes you. At some point, you are delivered from the push and pull of that which is not profitable and put on the right path resulting not only in a better life for yourself but now a marvelous & necessary additional dynamic kicks in
YOU CAN HELP OTHERS
You now can say with confidence, conviction and authority in whatever you are called upon to say (or do resonating with others for the better. Having helped yourself makes you qualify for this loving & caring state for others. On those that are hard to reach have faith because your living example will go to work.
REMEMBER HOW IT STARTS
I stand corrected.....