It is so very easy to be critical of others. When we are angry, we look for even the smallest little items to lash out at others. When you think about it, it is harder to mentor another and help them to be better. We would prefer to take the easier way and just be mean to others while we think we are being helpful.
Think about the time someone did that to you. How did you feel? You felt that you could not do anything right. When people correct us, it should be done in love and not spite. The goal is to help people by helping them improve.
The next time you find yourself about to explode and let someone have it, stop and think about how you felt when someone did that to you.
In Proverbs 19:11, we are told, "Sensible people control their temper; they earn respect by overlooking wrongs." By overlooking the wrongs and helping others to become better, it is easy to destroy a person by using harsh words.
We need to be patient with one another and understanding. Paul in Colossians 3:13 wrote this.
Remember, we are not perfect. Forgive just as you were forgiven.Make allowance for each other's faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. (Colossians 3:13 NLT)
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