You ever heard someone complain that they “just don’t get any respect?” Here is one vital observation that can play a key role in continuously solving that problem!
How do we earn respect? Often, it comes about by how we handle mistakes. The cardinal rule is taking responsibility for what went wrong. When we fail, it’s easy to find fault with someone or something else. But failure is a learning opportunity. lf we blame another, we are just cheating ourselves out of the lesson to be learned. Our willingness to take responsibility marks us as someone who’s mature and can be trusted to learn from the failure, focus on inner strength, and bounce back.
Accepting failure, asking forgiveness, and moving forward are integral to the price of living a blessed life with respect from God and others.
God is no respecter of persons….
Colossians 3:25 (KJV)
 But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons.
However, He is a respecter of heart alignment.
Psalms 34:18 (KJV)
 The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.
Isaiah 57:15 (KJV)
 For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.
He is most certainly a respecter of heartfelt submission!
“If ye walk in my statutes, and keep my commandments, and do them; … I will have respect unto you, and make you fruitful, and multiply you, and establish my covenant with you.” (Lev. 26:3 & 9).
May Heaven help us as we pursue such divine respect! It is nonnegotiable for our soul’s eternal stake with God and the invisible, blessed life which is to come.
Do you seek the wisdom of the soul-winner? Be sure to join the LIFE Group Development Workshop this Saturday from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM in the CAC Youth Center. Lunch and daycare will be provided!