Monday, 11 July 2011

3 reasons why you should celebrate when you get rebuked, corrected or disciplined

1) It shows that you have some level of humility.
We must not forget that although it is hard to receive RCD's, it is also very hard to give them out. It takes a lot of courage and boldness to RCD someone because you never know how they are going to react - someone could take all there anger out on you and turn against you for your honesty. Because of this danger most people will withdraw from RCD type conversations if they feel the person on the receiving end will not except the RCD with grace and humility. Therefore, if someone does want a RCD conversation with you, you should celebrate because at least you seem humble enough to take it!

2)We can become (insert name here) 2.0
Remember that we are just like everything else that has been created - we need updating! Just like the creator of the IPhone looked at the first ever IPhone and saw all the minor imperfections and thought to himself "we must update and fix these issues so that the IPhone can become all that it was created to be", I believe that God can look at us and see the imperfections in us and with absolute furious love God wants us to update so we can become all that we were created to be. I don't know about you but I get pretty excited to get the new IPhone updates. I am always excited to see what improvements they have made and how much easier they will have made my life! In the same way we should be excited and celebrate when someone wants an RCD chat with us because basically they are saying that there is an updated verison of yourself ready to go and all you need to do is download it.

3) It's a great oppotunity to give thanks!
RCD's are a great chance to remember that we have been let off so much as mankind. We must desperately try to keep in our minds and hearts that we have been let off an eternity in hell and someone else has paid that price for us. We should be celebrating, dancing on the rooftops and partying all the time when we have an RCD conversation because it will remind us of the fact that Jesus has paid the price for all our sin and because of his sacrifice so we can now go to heaven, forever! An eternity in torture, loneliness and pain swap with and eternity of happiness, partying and life in an instant. We should see it as a privilege to be able to work on ourselves because now there is something to work for. If we were all destined to hell what would be the point of trying to improve ourselves? but now that we can go to heaven I feel a drive to be better because I know I have a future.

"All scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, correcting, rebuking and training in righteousness"

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