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No. 0     Original Topic:  Tempted to Correct ...   
By:  RadioPreacherMan   Gender: M   Age: 56   on  Nov 30, 2014 at 9:40 AM   Viewed 12057 times     
I will say to the prisoners, " Come out in freedom." ( Isaiah 49:9 )

I was talking with someone the other day, and I noticed something they were doing " to me " as I talked with them. The person would " correct " what I said in order to point out to me ... what I needed to know.

Do you see yourself always " correcting " people and saying what they need to know ???

Can you see how this can be a " burden " you are putting on yourself ?

Are you always correcting this person ... okay ... now go correct that person ... oooooooooooh my ... there's someone else I need to correct ?

Then you have to make sure you tell them what you think they need to know while you are doing it ... right ?

It's a burden you do not need to carry ... you can come out and be free of it ... in Jesus' Name ... amen !

Something to Ponder

No. 1     Reply: Re: Tempted to Correct ...   
By:  RadioPreacherMan   Gender: M   Age: 56   on  Dec 2, 2014 at 7:05 AM     
Here's an " after thought " when I took time to " ponder " what I posted.

So many times we do or say things without realizing what we do or say. I can see how I have been guilty of " always needing to correct " others or point out something I think they need to know.

There's nothing wrong in doing this from time to time, but there's no need to do it all the time. It's an issue to take to the Lord, and see if He is leading you to correct or not ... to share what you think others need to know or not.

God works in the " extremes " ... either too much or cutting off. He may send someone your way who is at the extreme of what you do or say to help you see the " same thing " that is going on with you.

Still Pondering ...
No. 2     Reply: Re: Tempted to Correct ...   
By:  RadioPreacherMan   Gender: M   Age: 56   on  Dec 7, 2014 at 7:33 AM     
I did good ! I resisted the " temptation to correct " ! Isn't it amazing how people perceive others ? Have you had someone thinking a certain way about you ? Let them think whatever they want to think. As long as I know what I am doing or saying, it doesn't matter how someone else perceives me. There are times when it's best to remain silent. If someone is that much interested in perceiving you correctly, then he/she can privately come to you for clarification. If not, it was probably not much of an issue with them anyway ... so why should it be with you ?

Something to Ponder ! :smile:
No. 3     Reply: Re: Re: Tempted to Correct ...   
By:  Annie2930   Gender: F   Age: 30   on  Feb 16, 2015 at 5:16 PM     
RadioPreacherMan wrote:

I did good ! I resisted the " temptation to correct " ! Isn't it amazing how people perceive others ? Have you had someone thinking a certain way about you ? Let them think whatever they want to think. As long as I know what I am doing or saying, it doesn't matter how someone else perceives me. There are times when it's best to remain silent. If someone is that much interested in perceiving you correctly, then he/she can privately come to you for clarification. If not, it was probably not much of an issue with them anyway ... so why should it be with you ?

Something to Ponder ! :smile:


Amen to that!
No. 4     Reply: Re: Re: Tempted to Correct ...   
By:  CAsandie   Gender: F   Age: 48   on  Feb 16, 2015 at 11:44 PM     
RadioPreacherMan wrote:

I did good ! I resisted the " temptation to correct " ! Isn't it amazing how people perceive others ? Have you had someone thinking a certain way about you ? Let them think whatever they want to think. As long as I know what I am doing or saying, it doesn't matter how someone else perceives me. There are times when it's best to remain silent. If someone is that much interested in perceiving you correctly, then he/she can privately come to you for clarification. If not, it was probably not much of an issue with them anyway ... so why should it be with you ?

Something to Ponder ! :smile:


lol! RPM -- I have sent you a PM. It's not a correction, btw!
No. 5     Reply: Re: Tempted to Correct ...   
By:  RadioPreacherMan   Gender: M   Age: 57   on  Jun 5, 2015 at 6:46 AM     
Lord ... thank You for the wonderful way You minister to us ! :2thumbs:
No. 6     Reply: Re: Re: Tempted to Correct ...   
By:  CAsandie   Gender: F   Age: 48   on  Sep 15, 2015 at 1:42 PM     
RadioPreacherMan wrote:

Lord ... thank You for the wonderful way You minister to us ! :2thumbs:


Amen to this.

I posted in another thread today the definition of ministering. It is to meet another's need. Here is the definition in religion:

act as a minister of religion.
synonyms: tend to, care for, take care of, look after, nurse, treat, attend to, see to, administer to, help, assist.

A verb.

The difficulty I think is determining when to turn away from a person. When do we as scriptures tell us "mark" a person and have nothing to do with them? We have love and hope for all -- so it's rather difficult to determine that time. A time when we recognize that correction will lead to nothing but quarrel. Such quarreling can cause us to err as well (and I know because I am a bad offender in such and have to work hard at this!)

May the Lord grant us this wisdom and lead us not into temptation and at the same time allow us to minister (meet other's needs) as the Lord Will's of us.


No. 7     Reply: Re: Re: Re: Tempted to Correct ...   
By:  RadioPreacherMan   Gender: M   Age: 57   on  Sep 16, 2015 at 5:53 AM     
CAsandie wrote:

The difficulty I think is determining when to turn away from a person. When do we as scriptures tell us "mark" a person and have nothing to do with them? We have love and hope for all -- so it's rather difficult to determine that time. A time when we recognize that correction will lead to nothing but quarrel. Such quarreling can cause us to err as well (and I know because I am a bad offender in such and have to work hard at this!)

May the Lord grant us this wisdom and lead us not into temptation and at the same time allow us to minister (meet other's needs) as the Lord Will's of us.



I don't see it as turning away from a PERSON ... but rather turning away from the " ISSUE " where we disagree or have different points of view.

In this way, I can still talk with the person from time to time without shutting him/her out or off.

















No. 8     Reply: Re: Tempted to Correct ...   
By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Feb 15, 2016 at 5:18 PM     
Sometimes when someone really is "in error" and they can't seem to be kindly corrected, you have to wonder about them, best to just pray for them at this point and believe that God will have to do the work in convincing them.
No. 9     Reply: Re: Re: Tempted to Correct ...   
By:  RadioPreacherMan   Gender: M   Age: 57   on  Feb 23, 2016 at 10:52 AM     
insular926 wrote:

Sometimes when someone really is "in error" and they can't seem to be kindly corrected, you have to wonder about them, best to just pray for them at this point and believe that God will have to do the work in convincing them.



Amen ! :2thumbs:
No. 10     Reply: Re: Tempted to Correct ...   
By:  RadioPreacherMan   Gender: M   Age: 57   on  Mar 3, 2016 at 6:34 AM     
WOW ... this post has received a lot of hits ( interesting indeed ).
No. 11     Reply:  Tempted to Correct ...   
By:  Grace595   Gender: F   Age: 55   on  Mar 3, 2016 at 7:35 AM     
I once had a boss who was always trying to mold me into what she wanted me to be for her and her business. Even though there were things I had to do in submission as an employee, much of what she wanted did not sit well with me and the Holy Spirit. The Lord used this in helping me to break out of what others may try to do and be the person He created me to be. Nowadays, if anyone attempts to tell me how to live my life they get shot down somewhat quickly.

The Lord had also given me a boldness after being abused and neglected. This has helped me to stand up for myself with others who would attempt to control or manipulate me. It did not all happen overnight, but by the GRACE of GOD, He is creating His image in me.

Having controlling tendencies myself, I have had to be very careful how I speak to others, especially my son as he was growing up. It is important to give others the space they need to grow and mature on their own. We are able to talk and share without feeling too strained with how the other thinks and feels about a subject.

In general, people do not want another person to try and run their lives, to tell them what they should do in any situation. It seems if someone wants advice, they will ask and that person will likely be someone they trust. Not everyone who has advice has the right advice either. Sometimes, this is just someone getting into your business who does not belong there in the first place.

More of JESUS!
No. 12     Reply: Re: Tempted to Correct ...   
By:  RadioPreacherMan   Gender: M   Age: 57   on  Mar 5, 2016 at 6:55 AM     
Grace595 wrote:

It is important to give others the space they need to grow and mature on their own.



:2thumbs: :exactly: :goodpost: :high5: :dance:
No. 13     Reply: Re: Tempted to Correct ...   
By:  RadioPreacherMan   Gender: M   Age: 58   on  Oct 18, 2016 at 9:27 AM     
:pray:
No. 14     Reply: Re: Tempted to Correct ...   
By:  Rick   Gender: M   Age: 59   on  Oct 20, 2016 at 12:37 AM     

I enjoyed this thread, it made me think back to when I was a new christian and the feeling I had to set things straight, when I did it the next time that I perceived something as needing correcting I felt driven, and sometimes down right compelled to talk to the person about and set it straight, according to what I thought it should be.

I know sometimes there is false conviction that a person feels to correct everything they think is wrong (according to what they think it should be), and that conviction usually comes from spiritual immaturity, spiritual pride, and a lack of understanding and a false conviction from the devil.

I felt the constant pulling to set things straight. With myself it was something I had to mature in the Lord and grow out of. Thank the Lord there were people that had the wisdom to help guide me in a gentle manner (I probably didn't deserve the kind treatment, haha) and allow the Lord to deal with me about it.

No. 15     Reply: Re: Tempted to Correct ...   
By:  RadioPreacherMan   Gender: M   Age: 58   on  Nov 7, 2016 at 5:13 PM     
:high5:
No. 16     Reply: Re: Tempted to Correct ...   
By:  RadioPreacherMan   Gender: M   Age: 58   on  Nov 17, 2016 at 6:43 AM     
State your point ... and then give it time ... and with time and God's help ... they will understand. There will be a moment when it will " click " and be clear.
No. 17     Reply: Re: Tempted to Correct ...   
By:  RadioPreacherMan   Gender: M   Age: 58   on  Feb 27, 2017 at 6:34 AM     
:popcorn: