There are always risks involved when we confront someone. We have no idea how the person will respond and we face the reality that a friendship or other relationship can be lost as a result of us addressing, or confronting, an aspect of the relationship that is difficult or even harmful. Yes, there are always risks involved and courage is required to engage in any activity that carries risks. But the value of the relationship, even if it is the one we have with ourselves, does require us to confront others.
But sometimes the person we have to confront is ourselves. We may have done a good job of ignoring a particular pattern of behavior or way of thinking; however, the Holy Spirit continued to convict us and we came to the place where we acknowledged that a particular pattern of behavior or belief is harmful and, if it has not already done so, can costs more than we imagined. Thankfully, the One Who convicts us also helps us to make the changes which move us closer to becoming the persons He created us to be. And also give Him honor as we worship Him with our lives.
Day 26 of the 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes challenge. Today’s prompt is “Confront.”
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