During a certain phase in my life, Ms Goody Two Shoes would come visit me frequently – we were great friends.
Generally, during a strong message or when I read a passage in the Bible, she would come visit me. She would sit beside me during the meeting and whisper…
“Do you see? So-and-so should be here to hear to this!” “Hummmmm, this word fits like a glove on so-and-so.” “Look at her… See if she’s paying attention, that’s exactly what she needs to hear…”
During my Bible readings…“Just look at that verse!!! It speaks so strongly to that other so-and-so! She needs to read this!”
The funny thing is that Ms Goody Two Shoes never told me when something was wrong with me; she only had eyes for other people. I never had any flaws; the word was never directed to me, but always to others…
One day, my eyes were opened and I realised how ridiculous and mistakenly righteous Ms Goody Two Shoes was. I gathered courage and expelled her from my life!
Now, I can hear God’s voice for myself and not for others. During the meetings, I always invite Ms Look At Yourself to sit by my side and, contrary to Ms Goody Two Shoes, she makes me look inside myself… The words preached during the service are always for me. During my Bible reading, I see that I have to a lot to change!
It isn’t easy. Ms Goody Two Shoes doesn’t want to lose your friendship, and especially not to Ms Look At Yourself!! Every once in a while, she reappears and I need to put her in her place.
Of course, there are times that we think, with no malice intended, that a certain word can be of true benefit to one person or another. But this shouldn’t happen with much frequency, because if it does, then we will become arrogant and mistakenly righteous, and that will surely not help us at all; what’s worse is that it doesn’t please God.
Look at your life and your actions; observe who has been visiting you frequently.
If it’s Ms Goodly Two Shoes, get rid of her and invite Ms Look At Yourself to sit next to you. She will help you a lot more…