The 'Me' In 'You' And the 'You' In 'Me'
by Olawale Ogunsola 3/24/2012 / Relationships
Life sometimes,or always,seem interesting.The people in it make it more so.In the beginning of creation,the Creator planned and carried out every facet of His plans to ensure that "He saw everything that He had made,and indeed it was very good."(Genesis chapter one).
It was,and still is,the mankind that turned what "was very good" to either what is now bad or a mixture of good and bad.
This is a fact mankind will not want to admit.They love to blame God for everything.It has even forced some people to conclude wrongly that 'there's no God".
In a country where things are not running well,the citizens will blame God or their leaders, where they give God a clean bill.Sometimes,the leaders blame the followers for not understanding the leaders and their plans or their refusal to co-operate with them .Who is to blame.
My dear reader,have you recently,or before now,seen some bad habits of any member of your family or group? How do you feel about it? Are you confortable with them? Let me tell you that some of those bad habits may be inherent in you. Have I wounded your ego? Do not be angry with me.It is only a fact of life that may be difficult to own up.What you see bad in others may be the 'Me' in 'You'.How do I know this? Read further:
I was invited by a man late last year(2011) for some words of consolation. He was very sad about his son's (the first child of the family) way of life.For instance if the young man tells his father,or anybody,that he wants to visit his friend in the next house for about thirty minutes,be sure that he will be travelling to return about three months later.Are you surprised? He embarked on such a trip and was away for for months but now back by the time I was invited.The father wanted me to also talk to the young man,which i joyously did.
One thing I know about this man is that everything he complains about his son is well rooted in him.He is well known to me.Anytime he greets you "good morning",you must check the time because it may be one or two o'clock in the afternoon.Whenever he tells you he is coming to you in the next one hour,be assured that he is taken the next flight to London , New York city or South Africa. Must he complain about his son's bad manners?
Laban was better than many people.Anytime he sees the family "attributes",he owns up;this is not common with mankind. After the cheating and the deceiving in his family,Jacob ran away to Laban,his mother's brother.After narrating his story leading to his exile,his uncle said,
"Surely you are my böe and my flesh." Genesis 29:14b
What do I counsel now?
*Please when you see a weaknesses in others,do not over-exagerate it or condemn the person but the weakness.
*Examine yourself if you have not such bad habits.You may or not know you have them.Yours may not exactlz be the same,you have your weak points.
*Take yours to God in prayer for elimination and replacement with strength.
*Pray for others whose bad habits you identify rather than being angry condemn them.
*You can invite the fellow for a chat to discuss your observation and pray together.
Let me state that you must be born again as recommeded by Jesus Christ and live according to the Scriptures.May the Lord guide you into all understanding.