I had it bad, no really, I was like a virus with my judgement of others, as if! I would analyze everything about an individual and compare them to me like I had it all together. But, one thing I never did (thank God) was attack another woman/man for her/his selection of clothing, men, etc (I love people). I judged people based on their broken English, how they carried themselves, how they acted in public, etc. Judging was a part of my daily routine, I would look for things to judge people on. How sad is that? How great is it that I can honestly admit it? And, How great is it that I’ve been delivered?
The bottom line is no matter what, no one deserves to be judged by anyone — PERIOD! Judging someone is one of the harshest things that we can do to one another and it has the ability to be debilitating and can actually push someone who is already at the brink overboard.
Before you launch into being judgmental and judging a person or people, please keep these three things in mind:
1. Do Not Let Your Good Be Evil Spoken Of – WOW! Who wants to live a life of achieving greatness, building a great name and reputation and be known (many times unbeknownst to you) that people really view you as a negative and judgmental person who is always willing and ready to judge their wrong. People want to be around those who they know are sincere, the one’s who are walking the walk while talking the talk. Please, do not think that you are doing good and you’re really doing evil.
2. Turn Your Thoughts From Them And Consider Yourself – My Grandmother use to say, “There goes what could be I!” Now, how humbling is that? You could be that exact person, but, you somehow receive mercy and grace that has not allowed you to pull the number that so many others have pulled, the number that has led to so much plight in life. If we begin to truly place ourselves in the shoes of another and walk just a few steps in their often worn down shoes, we will instantly be reminded of the blessed life we have and withdraw every negative thought we may have.
3. STOP And Consider What Is Inside Of You That Makes You Judge – Yes, the mere fact that you (we) will divert the attention off yourself (ourselves) says that there is something deep down inside of you (us) that causes us to focus on others. If we truly think about it, to take time to look at someone in such a negative light is simply wrong, taxing and time consuming. Remember, we were all created in greatness, all meaning every single person. Fix yourself and I guarantee you will fix the judging.
When we understand and learn how to stop judging others, ourselves, things and events, we will become more positive, stop judging altogether (that is what it is really about) and find true happiness.
I am wondering, “Have you ever spoken curtly or rudely to someone?” “Have you every judged someone?” If so, where are you at this point of your life? “Are you aware of your habits of judging?”
As you consider the above, please remember, “Judge nothing, you will be happy. Forgive everything, you will be happier. Love everything, you will be happiest.”
Move Forward In Righteousness XOXO♥