Strength, Not Weakness

Repentance, Importance of Repentance, 1 John 1:8
In a recent study, 81% of those surveyed said their bosses don't apologize for mistakes. 

Bosses surveyed said they fear looking weak or incompetent if they admit failure, but the study showed the opposite. When a boss doesn't own up to something he's done, his employees quit trusting and respecting him.

I imagine there are many employees who lose their bosses respect for the same reason.

It's part of our fallen human nature to protect our ego. 

Children do it all the time when they avoid punishments by lying. And my husband and I have often commented about how much time we'd shave off disagreements if we dropped our preliminary self-defense arguments. 

"If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves..."
1 John 1:8

When we confess our sins, we don't show weakness of character, we show strength. It's good for our hearts and reputations. 

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5 comments:

  1. Hmmm . . . you have such a touchy point that we'd shave off so much time in disagreements with our spouse if we drop the self-defense arguments. Thanks Gail so much.

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  2. Hi Gail! You are very right to say that we should face the fact that we are flawed. Trying to look like God is not attractive. We should look like the flawed people we are. Then everyone can relate! But of course, I can say that and still not stand in humility. It takes a lot of fortitude to reveal our mistakes but it makes us human. And that's what we are.
    Have a good weekend!
    Ceil

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  3. Hi Gail! Soooo true! It takes a lot of strength to admit when we are wrong or sin. A humble spirit is able to say "I'm sorry". So much time is wasted by trying to cover up our mistakes, but when we are open and honest, healing comes.

    Blessings, Joan

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  4. Have you been reading my journal? :) Thank you, Gail, as always, for your practical and Biblical insights, encouragement and truth!

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