It Starts With You
Apostle Grace Lubega
Matthew 23:26(KJV); Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also
In social psychology, there is a principle called the fundamental attribution error. It is the tendency for people to think that their misbehavior is caused by other people or environmental factors while other people’s misbehavior is a result of those people’s personality issues.
For example, the person will bark at a friend because they are having a bad day but when they see the friend bark at another, it is because the friend has a personality problem.
That’s not true. Often times, circumstances only reveal who we are.
Take the example of anger.
Someone may claim that their spouse always provokes them to anger. Not so. You were already an angry man. The spouse only stirred up what was already in you.
This is why self-evaluation is particularly important.
You have to be able to acknowledge that what you are dealing with is about what is in you and not just something that someone brings upon you.
In humility, allow God to deal with you. He is interested in sorting you from the inside and not necessarily sorting what is outside. He wants to calm the storm within so that you can weather the storm outside.
His name be praised!
FURTHER STUDY: Philippians 2:13, Matthew 7:3-5
God is interested in sorting you from the inside and not necessarily sorting what is outside. He wants to calm the storm within so that you can weather the storm outside.
PRAYER: Father, I thank you for this Word. I receive it in humility. Deal with me God. Where I have played the blame game, I choose to shine this torch inward; teach me to live my life inside out because it is what is within that defines what is without. I yield to your instruction and to the life-changing power of your Spirit.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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