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Do You Realize You’re Judgmental?

There are times we pass judgment and don’t even realize it.

My best friend said, “I didn’t think I was a judgmental person and then I realized, I was! I judged those who appeared to have the perfect marriage, children, money, and big beautiful homes. I didn’t want to have anything to do with them because they weren’t as broken as I am. I didn’t even realize I was judging them.”

I love when God reveals these things to us. It’s so easy to think that someone else’s story isn’t as devastating as yours, so they don’t have as much to say. Their testimony isn’t as powerful as yours or someone else’s but that is a very deceptive lie that the enemy would love for us to believe.

Everyone’s story is important. Every testimony is valuable. Every person’s experience can speak to someone else’s life!

Never ever underestimate the power of someone else’s life. God designed that life just as He designed yours and He’s working there mightily.

That woman with a perfect figure may be struggling with an eating order or recovering from one.

That woman with the huge beautiful home could be sinking in debt or perhaps serious insecurity.

That really snobby woman that ignores you could be extremely shy and you might be reading her signals wrong.

Until we learn to be more accepting and open with each other, our relationships will be limited.

We will never gain access to the next layer of a friendship so long as we put on our coat of armor each time we are together.

Pray for God to remove the scales from your eyes so you can see what area you may need to work on or become aware.

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? Matthew 7:4

Have you been judgmental? What judgments or preconceived notions have you struggled with? Ask the Lord to reveal to you any areas that you are judging others.

3 Comments

  1. Beautiful. I was walking on the beach today and dealing with God’s whispers about similar themes in my mind. Nicely stated.
    Dawn recently posted..I’m Just A Monday Girl

  2. Well done Mel. Excellent points. It is easy to judge and it is easy to stay silent when some you are with is doing it. It is hard to stop, it is harder to question when people judge. Prayerfully and with love we can make a difference and reach those people whom we may be passing by.
    Shanyn recently posted..Heart’s overflow

  3. What a great blog. You said it well sister.

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