Ephesians 4:15(NKJV) But, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ— 16 from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love
At times love requires confronting people. But it has to be done in the right manner, and only over the right issues. We must proceed with caution when correcting people or we will end up with no credibility, and no friends. So at what point should you confront somebody? I believe when you see or observe something happening over and over, it doesn’t have to be big to get your love into action, this is necessary when we care about people.
The other important factor is have you earned the right to speak or confront the person? Often we have to earn the right to confront people even in love. The Apostle Paul points out four things about love in (I Corinthians 13:4-(NIV): (1) “Love is not rude, doesn’t force feed the message (2) Love is not self-seeking”. It forgets about the need to be accepted and makes sure what the person hears is given in kindness. (3) It refuses to walk away having spoken half the truth. When you confront someone in love, don’t be upset if they respond to you in anger, it’s all good. (4) Love keeps no record of wrongs, especially when you have been hurt, it’s imperative to get it behind you and move on.
I was speaking to one of my Pastor friends Vincent Grimsley, and this subject matter of love and confronting people sprung forth, in (Ephesians 4:15). Family of God I really hope your Holy-days are going well, Jesus is the reason for the season!
For His Kingdom,