On a scale of Lord Voldemort to Pinocchio (Nose wise, of course), how likely are you to point out something especially when it contradicts with what you believe?
In many cases we go mute, especially when the topic is highly controversial. In some cases, we go all out mainly because the controversial topic has triggered our emotions. In rare cases do we ever stop to think before acting/reacting: to think whether we should.
In cases where we don’t pause for a moment before commenting, hardly does our input have the much needed impact. We either fill the air with noise that is unnecessary or that which hurts the situation.
Back to the question at the beginning: On a scale of Lord Voldemort to Pinocchio (Nose wise, of course), how likely are you to point out something especially when it contradicts with what you believe?
I would really like for my answer to be in between but I haven’t yet mastered the art of balance. Sometimes I go mute. Other times I go all out. Occasionally, I weigh on the best approach for the situation. I would really like for the occasional times to be more and more as I grow in Christ.
I recently came across Ephesians 6:12 which fell perfectly at reminding me that we are not fighting against people made of flesh and blood, but against the evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against those mighty powers of darkness who rule this world, and against wicked spirits in the heavenly realms.
Having this in mind has helped me know how to approach matters especially those that need me to point out something when it contradicts with what I believe.
Now I know that when I approach a matter, regardless of how it makes me feel at that particular moment, it is not the person that has presented it I should be against.
Remembering that we are not fighting against flesh and blood helps us present the truth with love. For our enemy is not each other but sin and its master. It helps us present the truth as the Spirit leads.