in their shoes…..

Judging others, the easiest way of flattering one’s self. This is where we hide our own speck. Where we see another person’s speck rather than our own. How come it seems like this is the norm?

I am still debating whether it will be a good idea to write this post, am I not judging other’s too (this way)? In a way, I could be and yes at some point I may or may not intentionally judge others, for that I am truly sorry.

But you see, this bothers me a lot. To see, read and hear people judge others for their status or standings in life, their way of living, their beliefs. I know people have the right to voice their opinions but to belittle and judged and degrade others……

“Don’t pick on people, jump on their failures, criticize their faults— unless, of course, you want the same treatment. That critical spirit has a way of boomeranging. It’s easy to see a smudge on your neighbor’s face and be oblivious to the ugly sneer on your own. Do you have the nerve to say, ‘Let me wash your face for you,’ when your own face is distorted by contempt? It’s this whole traveling road-show mentality all over again, playing a holier-than-thou part instead of just living your part. Wipe that ugly sneer off your own face, and you might be fit to offer a washcloth to your neighbor.” Matthew 7:3 (MSG)

in their shoes….

Yes, it will take a compassionate, humbled, loving and understanding heart….

Perhaps one that walked their shoes or one that is humbled enough to try to fit in their shoes for someone not to judge others….aren’t we supposed to love others as ourselves?

“So where does that leave you when you criticize a brother? And where does that leave you when you condescend to a sister? I’d say it leaves you looking pretty silly—or worse. Eventually, we’re all going to end up kneeling side by side in the place of judgment, facing God. Your critical and condescending ways aren’t going to improve your position there one bit. Read it for yourself in Scripture:

“As I live and breathe,” God says,
“every knee will bow before me;
Every tongue will tell the honest truth
that I and only I am God.”

So tend to your knitting. You’ve got your hands full just taking care of your own life before God.

Forget about deciding what’s right for each other. Here’s what you need to be concerned about: that you don’t get in the way of someone else, making life more difficult than it already is. I’m convinced—Jesus convinced me!—that everything as it is in itself is holy. We, of course, by the way we treat it or talk about it, can contaminate it.” Romans 14:12-13 (MSG)

in their shoes…..

All good things,
Charina

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7 thoughts on “in their shoes…..

  1. What a tough thing to avoid–this judging. Oh, but when we look at others with His eyes of love…I’m striving…Thank you for the reminder!

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  3. This is something I find difficulty with cause i’m the sort of person who jumps in to correct when I see something that needs correcting. :^(

    • Patsy, I too do the same when needed. There is nothing wrong with correcting something that needs correcting more so if you are standing up for somebody or yourself. But if you are ridiculing or critizing someone to the point of degrading them just because of their statuses (standings in life) or way of living is different than yours, this I don’t understand…blessings to you :)

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