As believers we have times where we have to confess our sins to one another(James 5:16.) Some times we misunderstand what we have heard and we don’t realize that we haven’t heard correctly or we draw the wrong conclusion. Then we share that misinformation because we believe there is a need for others to pray for the perceived need.
Other times we might be stressed about unrelated issues. Someone not privy to the cause or causes of our stress asks an innocent question and we dump our frustration on them.
We want to correct these thoughts and behaviors. We seek out those we passed on the information to and ask for their forgiveness. We do this because we strive to be people of integrity. It doesn’t help if we bury our heads in the sand and pretend we didn’t cause anyone a problem.
Children of God need to be accountable to one another. When we practice this, it will be easier for us to be accountable before God.
As a footnote to this entry, this is how I spent my day. Confessing and seeking forgiveness.