Jesus was misunderstood, too

Posted: April 28th, 2011 | Filed under: life | 4 Comments »

Have you ever been so misunderstood that you wish people could just watch the movie of your life and know everything there is to know? Are you sure that would change their mind?

People see and think what they want to see and think. Some people, without making the conscious decision to do so, are vultures. They want to tear you down so you don’t exceed whatever it is they think they are. It’s human nature with no checks, no balances, and no critical thought.

This thought process is coming from this series of scriptures:

This was why the Jews were seeking all the more to kill him, because not only was he breaking the Sabbath, but he was even calling God his own Father, making himself equal with God. – John 5:18

The Jews answered him, “It is not for a good work that we are going to stone you but for blasphemy, because you, being a man, make yourself God.”  John 10:33

Jesus never said that, He said this:

You heard me say to you, ‘I am going away, and I will come to you.’ If you loved me, you would have rejoiced, because I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I.” – John 14:28

He said that God was His Father.

People who do not understand the mysteries that you talk about will get lost in them and reject you. They’ll accuse you of saying things you never said by summing up what little they understand into a blanket statement that you never intended. We do that with each other. We even do that with scripture.

We’re all guilty of this. Maybe today could be the day you give someone the benefit of the doubt.

When it happens to you, don’t be discouraged. Just keep on doing what you were called to do. Some may not understand it, but God will speak to who He wants to speak to through you. No one can undo that. Keep at it and know you’re in good company.

Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. – Philippians 2:5-8



4 Comments on “Jesus was misunderstood, too”

  1. 1 dawn said at 6:16 am on April 28th, 2011:

    ohhhh……….I think the way you think, but lack the confidence to hold on to those thoughts and believe them. I thank God you share yours confidently. It's strengthening for me.

  2. 2 Jason said at 6:45 am on April 28th, 2011:

    It's funny to me that the doubt most Christians seem to avoid at all costs is the one associated with the phrase "give the benefit of the…"

  3. 3 Heather said at 9:45 am on April 28th, 2011:

    The more I grow and learn, this is where it is at for me. Giving the benefit of the doubt is the ultimate goal. And allowing enough space for God to fill in the blanks if there needs to be more. To me, giving the benefit of the doubt is true love.

  4. 4 kevin said at 7:27 am on May 2nd, 2011:

    Reminds me to look twice so I can really see the Christ – take a pause and listen. Thanks for the reminder

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