I think how funny it is- how quickly we are to point out the mistakes our dance partner makes. But we think we look pretty amazing.
I say this because I was there. I could see all of the mistakes Dan was making while learning Ballroom dance. It was easy for me to point them out and sometimes I would make sure he would know about them.
That all changed when I watched a video recording of myself dancing with Dan. You see, when we take a dance lesson, we sometimes record ourselves doing a step that was taught to us. I was watching and said to myself, “ I look terrible.” I could see all the mistakes I was making. Right there in front of my eyes. I gasped. I thought to myself, just because it is easier to see his mistakes, don’t be critical. We are both learning. We will both make mistakes. A little grace goes a long way.
Encouragement goes a long way in dancing. Encouragement goes a long way in your marriage.
Video-tape yourself. This will keep you humble.
God’s Word-Matthew 7: 3-5 NIV “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? 4 How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? 5 You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.