What did she just say? Did she really title this blog "Stupid People Always Think They're Right?" Well keep reading folks, you might be surprised by the time you finish this blog.
Do you know someone who never thinks they're wrong? Do you know someone who cannot admit defeat, admit mistakes or admit failures? Are you that person? I'm going to be completely honest and say I don't like to admit I'm wrong. I don't think anyone does, but some are more humble about it than others. Some people are willing to admit failure far easier than other people. I'm not sure it's an easy thing for me to do, but I am completely willing to do it. There are some people I know who aren't quite as fast to admit it when they mess up, and it bothers me a whole lot.
I can have respect for many things, but if you're wrong, and you know you're wrong and you won't own it, I cannot have respect for that. Now I do realize there are times when people are wrong, but they wholeheartedly believe they're right. At least, there's passion involved there I suppose, although I'd encourage that person to go to the Lord because we can't always be right 100% of the time. Life just doesn't work that way. I sure wish it did. If you think you're always the right one, maybe you need to take a good look at yourself, a really good look.
I am wrong way more times than I care to admit. I know it, and I try my best to own it, but when I come up against someone who I know will never own their mistakes, and they're coming full throttle against me and what I'm saying is correct, I am far less likely to concede because I know they never admit defeat, and sometimes they're wrong too. This frustrates me to no end guys! If there's anything in this life I hate it's someone who believes they're always right and they won't back down from it.
I had some frustration with this recently and so I got to thinking and praying about it. The Lord is so awesome, to give me an understanding that we're all wrong sometimes and we need to admit it. I thought to myself, ah, just what I thought Lord, and in the very next verse, He scolds me for my reaction to those who do this. Here is the first place I was led to in my Bible.
"Stupid people always think they are right. Wise people listen to advice. When a fool is annoyed, he quickly lets it be known. Smart people will ignore an insult." Proverbs 12:15-16
But God, I thought you'd be on my side on this one. Is THAT really written in YOUR WORD, side by side???
What about 1 Corinthians 8:2, it says:
"Those who think they know something do not yet know as they ought to know."
Okay God, you have me thinking.
God also led me to this verse:
"Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall." Proverbs 16:18
and this one:
"For the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God." James 1:20.
You see, what I'm getting so upset about isn't something people ought to be doing, but also I shouldn't be getting so upset about it. I need to take a deep breath and take it to God; all my frustration, my anger, my annoyance, all of it. God wants us to admit wrong, but He also wants us to keep our calm and not let people get under our skin when they do these things. That's all fine and good, but maybe not as easy to implement in real life, huh?
So this morning as I was praying I realized the other person wasn't the problem, I was the problem, at least a big portion of it. The other person has some things they need to deal with and should take to the Lord, but so do I, it's just a different set of issues. I love how the Lord opens our eyes and gently encourages us and urges us to admit our own defeat in that we also are not perfect. I know I'm not perfect, and I am human. I'm finding out a little more than I wish at times, but I am listening to Him closer too, and He's speaking a whole lot of truth to me.
This morning I am thankful for a God that corrects me and leads me Higher in Him. He takes away my pride and allows me to be more humble and admit when I am wrong. I need to let God deal with those who are doing things I don't like or agree with, and just pray for them and move on with my life instead of falling into the trap of doing things myself that the Lord is not fond of. (Like arguing with them.) Does any of this hit home with any of you this morning? Surely I am not the only one who has dealt with something of this nature, and I know I'm not the only one the Lord gently prods back into line. :)
Thank you, Jesus, that you love me so much you won't let me go astray when I'm seeking you and your will. I love you Lord and I'm so thankful for your sacrifice for me. If you enjoyed this blog post today please "spread the charm" by sharing this with others. Give me a like and comment and tell me about something this reminded you of in your own life. Thanks for reading as always. I love it that you've joined me on this journey. I pray blessings over all of you today and always; until tomorrow.
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