I’m continuing to post these nuggets of wisdom from my friend, Mildred. This is post two in a series of three. Be blessed!
How about this nugget? God is bigger than my mistakes! I would get so uptight when I did something wrong. When I was trying to make a wise decision, I was concerned I might miss God. I have found that He is able to make course corrections, and I can make a U turn and get back on track. He is more desirous of us staying on track than we are! As one teacher has said, “I have good news for you, you can repent (change your mind and change direction)”. His promise to us, “In all your ways (a road, a course, a mode of action) acknowledge (have direct intimate contact) Him, and He shall direct (to be straight, right, pleasing, good, prosperous) your paths” (Proverbs 3:6).
Having friends who will speak truth to me is another nugget that has been valuable to me. I have found that real friends who love me and care about me need to have avenue to speak into my life. These are friends who spend time with me and know about my talk and walk with the LORD. I used to really get upset if a person/friend brought a “correction” in my life. Part of that “hurt” was rooted in pride. One day I came across a scripture which changed my heart and mind about corrections from friends. Psalm 141:5, “Let the righteous strike me; it shall be a kindness. And let him rebuke me; It shall be as excellent oil; Let my head not refuse it.” Basically, I saw in this nugget of truth: if I would receive correction from this trusted friend, it would be as an oil upon my head – the anointing in my life would increase. Yes, and amen. Let me not refuse it!