Monthly Archives: December 2015

What you did right over what you did wrong

Have you noticed how we as humans always remember the wrongs we have done or others have done to us? We tend to remember more of the negatives than we do the positives. I think part of it is because of the way we were brought up and we often keep doing that with children, we tend to focus on what they didn’t do right over things they have done right even if it is small. So we grow up fearful of making mistakes and of having no shame over condemning people over the wrongs and mistakes they’ve made which ultimately only feeds our own self-righteousness.

Even after coming to know Christ and his love for me, I came face to face with his love for me (us) all over again. Each day I asked Jesus to show me where I’ve gone wrong, what I didn’t do right and no sooner had I asked this question yesterday I realized, that Jesus is not interested to talk to us about where we’ve gone wrong and condemn us but infact he wants to show us where we’ve gone right- right in following and loving him that day and he is interested in encouraging us. Things we did out of selflessness for him and for others, even the tiniest and smallest of things like picking up a trash thrown by others yep! He will remind you of it. The moment this realization entered I broke into tears as I looked upon the awesomeness of Christ’s love for me- his children. He knows every detail of our lives, our darkest thoughts, actions and deepest hurts and secrets yet he loves us.  As for disciplining and teaching us, he will convict us of our wrongs and do so ever so gently that we can’t help but continually be transformed into his likeness, that’s our God! When we have received such great love, how can we keep it to only ourselves?

“But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners”- Romans 5:8 New Living Translation (NLT)