Saturday, January 12, 2013

Staying Quiet

Post written by Raymund Tamayo

Many times we Christians are misunderstood, misinterpreted, and misjudged.

Some even make fun of us, especially when we share about God’s Word and what God is doing in our lives.

Others simply reject anything we say about the Lord. They think we are out of our minds or we’re too obsessed about religion.

Obviously, they don’t understand.

The best way to handle these situations is to stay quiet.

We should never try to “out-argue” someone when it comes to our faith and spirituality. The truth of God is within us, and we should never be intimidated or frustrated by those who do not accept them.

There were times when people may disagree with us regarding God’s Word. Sometimes someone may question the way we hear from God, or challenge our faith in Him.

In times like these it is never helpful to argue. We can never debate anyone into the kingdom of God.

We can never persuade someone that God wanted us to reach by outarguing them!

Only God can convince and touch the hearts of others to accept His Word that we only deliver.

If our motivation for arguing comes from our desire to be right, or to be vindicated, or to gain the esteem of those listening, we are acting selfishly, and God will not honor us. More importantly, it will not bring honor to God!

We bring honor to God not by winning a dispute in His name, but we reflect a Christ-like character when we demonstrate patience to those who mistreat us and misunderstand our motives.

Arguing will never win people to our view, but loving them as Christ does will win us many friends over time!

“And the servant of the Lord must not quarrel but be gentle to all, able to teach, patient.” – 2 Timothy 2:24
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