We have all heard this saying a thousand times.. "Not everything is what it seems!" Way too often we let our judgements get in the way of life. We think we know what is, and what will be.... one problem, we're not God!
Way too often I find myself passing judgement on a situation before I fully understand all sides of it. There are times when I pass judgement on a person before I really get to know them. And there are times when I pass judgement on myself and give myself a hard time that I don't deserve.
Everyone struggles with at least one of those examples listed above! Why is it we are so quick to judge?
"Do not judge by appearances, but judge with right judgment.”
"Therefore you have no excuse, O man, every one of you who judges. For in passing judgment on another you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, practice the very same things. We know that the judgment of God rightly falls on those who practice such things. Do you suppose, O man—you who judge those who practice such things and yet do them yourself—that you will escape the judgment of God?"
I believe it is because we try to make ourselves feel better by pointing out others flaws, such as the example in the Bible that says remove the plank out of your own eye before pointing out the speck in anothers. We are to love one another, care for one another, not hurt each other!
So I challenge you today, go to work or school or wherever, and give a compliment to someone you're normally quite hard on, and see how different of a day you have!
Have a Good Day!