Sitting In With Uncle Unfair & Aunt Apprehensive (Part 3)

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Sitting In With Uncle Unfair & Aunt Apprehensive (Part 3)

2 Timothy 1:7
“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”

Have you ever had a situation where the conditions seemed as if it was un favorable or even plain out unfair? Uncle Unfair loves bringing this to your mind and causing you to verbalize “This is not fair”! In like manner this feeling of being ‘Unfair’ makes one adopt an apprehensive or cautious behavior in situations. This is the realm of Aunt Apprehensive. She loves to thrive in situations where one would normally step up or assume the risk. However, since the person has already experienced an Unfair action, they adopt an Apprehensive mindset and fear. This week, we will see how Uncle Unfair & Aunt Apprehensive change human behavior and Christian faith. Join us as we sin in with Uncle Unfair & Aunt Apprehensive.

How Uncle Unfair & Aunt Apprehensive Change Human Behavior

We will start with Uncle Unfair. He is a person that makes people see the Unfairness” in a situation. We will expose some of Uncle Unfair’s best tools in which he attempts to thwart the believer’s faith.

Reality – Your Expectations = Unfairness

Uncle Unfair has a very pleasing voice that many people tend to listen to even without realizing. I don’t really believe that we understand how easy it is to hear his voice in situation. Here are a few situations where Uncle Unfair tends to speak. See if you can hear his voice:

  1. You have been interviewed for a position at work that you are clearly qualified to receive based upon your past accomplishments and professional growth. You are going into your 5th year with the company and feel confident that have a grasp on things. Upon your competition of the interview you learn that a 1st year intern female was given the position that you believe that you should have received. Let the attacks begin:

Uncle Unfair begins his attacks by recapping the situation and then asking questions that you cannot answer. He will say “Why does she get this position when she has no experience, no training or knowledge of our company.”  This is a personal attack on the subject. Why? Because they are the face of the unfairness. Since we can’t change the situation we attack the person. Additionally, Uncle Unfair has you speculate why this happened, due in part to the absence of information. He will whisper “Well, you know, that your boss favors young female interns more than anyone else.” We as human beings will sometimes attempt to search for other commonalities in his behavior so that we can feel the satisfaction of knowing that we have put two and two together just so that we can sound intelligent complaining. 

At it’s core, this is simply an indictment that was researched under the lens of suspicion. The bible tells us in I Corinthians 13:4-7 “Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.” This means that we shouldn’t fall into the trap being overly suspicious or trying to “investigate” someone because we feel as if things don’t add up. If you do this you are judging the person instead of gaining information. What’s the difference? If you are digging up someone’s past because you desire personal satisfaction then you are judging another person and committing sin. If you are investigation someone for the greater good so that it benefits the safety and security of all then it is not sin. “Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.

Fear – Your Faith = Apprehensiveness

Aunt Apprehensiveness has a voice that nags you until it makes you move and go into action. She will nit-pick your ability to act until you actually do follow through with action.  Here’s what her attacks look like: 

  1. You have been interviewed for a position at work that you are clearly qualified to receive based upon your past accomplishments and professional growth. You are going into your 5th year with the company and feel confident that have a grasp on things. Upon your competition of the interview you learn that a 1st year intern female was given the position that you believe that you should have received. Let the attacks begin:

Aunt Apprehensive makes you stop and think about acting in one manner but behave in a different one. Her questions are more of directional and emotion evoking. She will ask “Why don’t you go and talk to the boss about why this happened?” but you will do the opposite and complain to others about how you feel as if you were passed over. Because you are apprehensive about speaking directly to the source, you will seek to vent to your peers that will listen as opposed to an authority figure that may not listen. 

At it’s core, this behavior is just plain out cowardly and inappropriate behavior for royalty! A Christian should NEVER back bite, tear down nor slander another character with things that aren’t true or merited. Apprehension is basically fear of being accountable to someone. The bible says in Hebrews 13:17 Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.” If you submit to an authority then you shouldn’t fear them. They are there to help you, or they are supposed to be at least.

Uncle Unfair & Aunt Apprehension are two members of Mr. Depression’s family that seek to depress, oppress and repress the human race as we seek to live for God. When we submit ourselves to their desire instead of God’s Divine purpose we will find Mrs. Misery and Mr. Depression will be more than words on a page but they will end up being long term residents in our hearts. In tomorrow’s devotional, we will talk about how to defeat these relatives of Mr. Depression at their own game. Join us again as we address real life issues with biblical answers on Worship With Willie. 

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