It’s a vicious cycle, isn’t it?
Comparing. Judging. Justifying…
Before you know it, you feel jealous, angry or resentful..
There is a clear answer and certain help for our wandering hearts…
Are you ready?
“Stop judging others, and you will not be judged. For others will treat you as you treat them. Whatever measure you use in judging others, it will be used to measure how you are judged.”
When we judge others a cycle begins to spin… Jesus tells us to stop!
So that’s number one.
We first have to recognize that that is what we are doing. We are judging. I’m sure it’s a familiar feeling.. It’s dark, not a fruit of the spirit, which is love, and it definitely takes your thoughts off of what is true. What is right, and what is praiseworthy..
This verse says if we stop judging other’s then we will not be judged…
That’s where the spin cycle begins..
We start to compare, then justify our own lives.. the next thing we know we can feel pretty bad about ourselves, and that is a downward cycle for sure…
Have you noticed that after you have done all of this spinning in your mind, you can’t help but treat that person differently..
These words are pretty clear..
“Other’s will treat you how you treat them..”
If you are judging someone, feeling suspicious of who they are, or maybe feeling superior, or even less than…
How do you think your heart is rubbing off on them?
And finally, Jesus tells us that we whatever measure we use to judge other’s that same measure will be used to judge us…
Can you see that?
Dear Heavenly Father, as I come before you this new and beautiful day, how thankful my heart is to be set free from patterns that can so destroy all the beauty you have surrounded me with…
Forgive my heart, Oh Lord, I don’t want to judge.. compare or justify.
I want to live in the light of what is true..
As I walk through my day, please make me mindful of my thoughts.. Help me to identify the second I start the spin cycle…
Help me to pray love over that person or situation that makes my heart wander from Your beauty and grace..
How I thank You for today…
May other’s see You in my life..
I pray this in Jesus Holy name,
Live in Love,
““Hypocrite! first get rid of the log from your own eye; then perhaps you will see well enough to deal with the speck in your friend’s eyes..”
“Love is patient. Love is kind it does not envy, it does not boast. It is not proud. It is not rude. It is not self seeking. It is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects. Always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres
Love never fails…”
1 Corinthians 13: 4-7