Have you ever thought something like this:
“I have not right to speak to ______ about the sinful things that they are doing because I used to be jsut as bad as they are.”
If so I’m here to tell you that you are believing a lie. Consider this passage from 2 Timothy 3:16-17 NIV:
I believe this passage is telling us that the more we involve the scripture in our daily lives the more it becomes part of who we are. This is not a quick process. As a matter of fact we should continue to ABIDE in the word “all the days of our lives” (Ps 27:4 NIV).
Now let’s take it a step further when the verse says that scripture is “useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training” you are given PERMISSION to speak truth to others as you are lead by the Holy Spirit. Not only that, but I believe that neglecting to teach, rebuke, correct and train others you are in fact giving them over to the evil one.
If God calls you to a task, you need not ask again for permission. Just do it!!