Monday, June 4, 2012

If You Judge People...

I've been going through a weird stage in life, and I feel as though the adversary has been working on me in new ways. Recently, it seems as though some social networks have become "brag-fests" for those who actively post, and I have found myself exercising some unnecessary judgment upon some people I associate with. I tried to justify by saying to myself, "My judgment is righteous judgment--I just feel bad for these poor people..." but I still found myself with a discontent feeling. That, my friends, was the Spirit withdrawing temporarily from me, to help me realize that what I was doing was wrong!

I talked to my husband about my concerns and my problem, and we found that the answer lies in the scriptures: "Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;" (Matthew 5:44)

Now, these people aren't necessarily my enemies, but the same lesson applies. We need to love everyone, despite their weaknesses and flaws, and we need to pray for them and seek to help bless their lives and make them better. 

My printable today is a quote by Mother Theresa: "If you judge people, you have no time to love them." 

I believe this is true. As I have changed my perspective and started praying for the people that I was judging, I have grown to love them and have stronger desires to serve them. I am so grateful for the gospel of Jesus Christ that has taught me to overcome my own weaknesses.

Have you ever caught yourself in the trap of judging others?


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2 comments:

  1. I love this! What a great message...I tend to make snap judgments sometimes too when really it should be about extending love and grace to others.

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  2. I love this too. I was going to print make print this up to hang on my wall. I'm glad I found your sight because you did such a cute job putting this quote to a graphic. Thanks so much for sharing your graphic skills

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