Love is gentle; it’s not angry or boastful; it’s straightforward, considerate, and not out for anything personal, like attention. Love is gracious and courteous of others, forthright, and straight to the point.
Holy Spirit is too much for some to handle; character nature in Christ is offensive to those quickly offended.
Resentment, strife, and bitterness are a detriment to the body, especially if it’s coming from one person and projected onto others and out of God’s order.
Rather than self-reflect and seek accountability. To use silence as a weapon toward others when being the person in the wrong is grounds for separation.
Love is liable, and unreliable people shouldn’t be given free rein in your life if they bring more grief than joy.
Forgiveness is paramount, and exiting is acceptable. Spiritual maturity comes in those willing to see our faults and take them to Christ for cleansing.
Sanctification is a process of inner reflection and the courage to admit wrongdoing, repent and make peace rightfully.
A heart left unchecked ends up leading to betrayal. Presumptuous betrayals not dealt with end up in hatred.
Matthew 24:10, And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another.
Hate is poison, and divisive behavior pollutes and, when enticing others, breeds more contempt.
Pray, and part freely.
Self-control is an essential piece to living a peaceful life because without self-control, people become a slave to their emotions.
Emotional duress leads to slander and false accusations; therefore, the innocent in Christ become the target for character defaming.
2 Timothy 1:7 reveals, “For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love, and self-discipline.”
They are validating that the Straightforwardness of Christ’s love is present in those walking in it. Still, to people talking more than reflecting, nine times out of ten, they make war with God’s people because the strength of Christ leads the flesh of a person, not walking in Spiritual maturity to feel attacked—the critical word feels, the prefix of feelings.
Reality has it; they make war with God in their hearts. In cases where two parties are not in agreement, one person is willing to overlook offenses, and the other still refuses to see, separating is justified.
King Solomon said it best: “Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life” (Proverbs 4:23).
Setting boundaries is healthy and necessary today, as unwillingness to change in some becomes detrimental to your peace.
In life, family, ministry, love, peace, joy, and calm are essential to effectiveness. It’s a learning curve for many, but only when willing to hear God’s instruction.
C. Brejcha ©️