Everyone around you is fighting a battle you know nothing about-Stop Judging. While you were busy judging your closet fell open and all your skeletons fell out-Stop Judging. Don’t judge me on my past, I don’t live there anymore- Stop Judging. Why are you innocent and they are all guilty? Stop Judging. Someone dies of suicide every 40 seconds in this world. Someone wonders why every 41 seconds-Stop Judging. We judge in others the things we don’t like about ourselves. Stop Judging-
Recently I was judged about things that occurred in my past. I was looked over because of a problem I had I the past. I felt angry and confused, frustrated and bitter. It was the best thing that has happened to me in a while because it reminded me of how people feel when they are judged day in and day out. I guess I am fortunate because I have had some pretty awesome teachers around me in the church and in the community who have taught me about why people do judge others.
Sometimes to elevate their own ego or to feel better about what they are doing. It could be that they are just bitter people who feel the need to jam others up with pain. I do know that ” Hurt People Hurt People-Loved People Love People ” and I also know that the most insecure people in the world tend to judge others the most harshly.
I have learned that we are not to judge, lest we be judged and that we should be careful not to try and remove the speck in our brother’s eye when we have a plank in our own eye. I have been fortunate to have been taught some things about the nature of God and the love that He has for us and how Jesus made it a point to call those out who were judging, asking some flat out to come forward if they were without sin.
Of course nobody came forward. They were aware they had sin and were not perfect. Yet they still chose to judge others, to tear the very soul of their brothers and sisters open and inflict wounds that would leave deep scars. In my case I am thankful that God has the power to heal memories and heal emotional wounds. Maybe in your case you got through the pain another way, for me it was my faith and trust in God.
At any rate and however you made it through I am proposing that we all take a stand against those who judge others. I am not saying we should judge them but we should stand up for helpless ones who are paralyzed by the hurtful comments and need someone to help them into healing and away from their judges. We need to be there for others when we are able to assist a person in need, to comfort when they are crushed. The people who have been crushed need to be loved. They need to know what unconditional love feels like and we can show them. It is amazing what a hug or telling someone you love them no matter what will do. Sometimes when you see someone hurting, words are not even necessary- if appropriate you may just want to hug them, and you will be amazed at the power that hug has to start the healing process.
I have a heavy burden for those that have been judged. I am asking that we all step up to the plate on this one and help heal the scars inflicted by the judgmental and pray for those who judge. Pray that their hard hearts would be softened. Words are so powerful and people are using them more and more to slice and dice people. Lets be a force for the wounded, I know if it wasn’t for someone loving on me when I was broken, I would not have been able to heal as quickly. Share this with a friend, print it out and hang it up where your family can see it. Lets do something to address this thing called judging. The tongue is a powerful thing. Like it says in James , we have learned to tame all kinds of wild beasts and guide huge ships with a small rudder, yet we cannot seem to tame the tongue. I challenge you to use that tongue to comfort eve a few people in your circle and watch the powerful results!