2 Corinthians 10:5 -
We are destroying sophisticated arguments and every exalted and proud thing that sets itself up against the [true] knowledge of God, and WE ARE TAKING EVERY THOUGHT AND PURPOSE CAPTIVE TO THE OBEDIENCE OF CHRIST.
Christ is in us so when the false accusations and slander arise, remember to take every thought captive and to NOT allow yourself to buy into the lies. Our enemy of our soul is the father of lies and he wants nothing more than to shut us down in a confident walk with the Lord, to rob us of our spiritual inheritance here on earth and to stop us from fulfilling our calling. The most common way to do that is to cause us to believe a lie of who we are in Him, and Who He is in us.
What if we truly did stumble in our walk and made some mistakes does that then make what the enemy says about us true? Not at all.
You see, God created such a thing called grace and forgiveness for exactly the purpose of us to use when we mess up. And we will mess up. All of us. None are exempt and if you are one that believes you will not mess up, well I'm sorry to inform you but you will. But we go to the Father and repent and He sets us on our way again just as if it never happened. That's His love for us. That's also the same kind of love and grace He wants us to display to one another.
Did your friend mess up? Don't keep reminding them of what they did wrong, instead encourage them that they have a new beginning in Christ continuously and they are not viewed as the momentary wrong that happened but rather they are a new creation in Jesus, Every day is a new beginning in Him. Is that not the same type of love each and every one of us would want given to us? Do we not want grace issued to us? Then we must also give it freely to others. Give from the heart as we would want given to us personally. Let's just simply love one another.