“Forget about deciding what’s right for each other. Here’s what you need to be concerned about: that you don’t get in the way of someone else, making life difficult than it already is.” (Romans 14:13 MSG)
Everyone is inclined to offer advises and suggestions to another person. We just cannot derogate from this. Perhaps this is usually part of being human; we wish to be there for the other person because we might feel obliged to or not. Assisting those in need seems not be bad if at all we can step back a few seconds to consider whether our offer of assistance is welcomed at that period of time.
How many Christians have further complicated issues for their Christians without meaning to? Only by learning the mastery of limit can we live in complete harmony with others. A continuous refreshing fellowship in the presence of God, demands knowing what procedures to be adopted in actual time, and in any given situation. Having the Holy Spirit abiding within us will tell us when or not to intervene in the affairs of others unless of course, we fail to consult Him before proceeding.
Amplified Bible says “ Then let us no more criticize and blame and pass judgment on one another, but rather decide and endeavour never to put a stumbling block or an obstacle or a hindrance in the way of a brother. ”
Stumbling block, obstacle, hindrance …these three provide obligatory explanation to understand the surfeit we caused by getting in the way of others even when our intentions are a good thing.
There is nothing as magnificent as allowing God to step into the situation of the person concerned instead of us striving to help to make things right. Jehovah knows perfectly what each and every one of us need in order to overcome our problems. By engaging in blaming game will not compel the person to amend his or her acts.
For instance, a Christian parent constantly criticising a drug-addicted child will end up worsening the conflicted atmosphere. A couple fond of nagging creates more extreme negative energy in their marriage. Christian employees keeping malice with their bosses over past or on-going issues widen the prospects of losing their beloved jobs.
Why waste fruitful time over that when we can take the situation to our Almighty Father and let Him handle the crises? Why should we compound the problem for others by getting in their ways even when we knew that we are not able to provide a lasting solution? Why can’t we look upon and rely on the faithful promises of God? He knows best than we do. Why do we always declare that we know God when we fail to believe in Him?
Unless God is 100% in our entire dealings with others, and ourselves we will carry on getting into trouble, most especially unnecessary inconveniences. We pray that God changes us in Jesus mighty name,