As a followup to yesterday’s post, there are two things that I wanted to think about:
1. I think it’s probably best that someone who knows you well, tells you that you’re asleep in a certain area of your life. You’ll be more likely to listen to them, and they probably have a better perspective and insight on your situation.
It doesn’t stop a random person yelling at you, and it doesn’t automatically make them incorrect, but if you’re going to listen, it’s usually easier hearing it from a person you’re close to.
2. If you hear some sermon, and something the speaker says really gets to you and challenges you personally – I’m pretty sure it doesn’t have anything to do with the speaker. You will be affected by what is applicable to you – and they’re speaking the word of God so you should probably listen up.
We can’t get away with making excuses to ourselves.