I am amazed at how many judgments I can have about others in a very short period of time. I notice that I judge more when I am upset with myself. Turning my anger inward at myself and then outward toward others for blame.
Sometimes I am just annoyed at a person sharing the same thing over and over—no tolerance—shouldn’t they be well by now? Ha!—when I am really making that judgment of myself!
The Bible tells us not to judge—not because we should not judge, but because we cannot judge—we don’t know all the facts. There is only one who has that knowledge.
When I judge somebody, I focus on a single moment from one particular angle. At a different moment, I may see a totally different side of that person. God sees the whole picture. I don’t.
We are also taught to not quit before the miracle. This includes while watching others grow, too. I don’t want to quit forgiving and cutting them slack before I get to witness the miracle happen in their lives!
Things exist. Situations happen. It is my perception that is askew. Adding my judgment separates me. As I see my part in anything, it becomes clearer what I need to do or how I need to change my thinking. I notice when I am peaceful and centered spiritually, I don’t judge or if I do, I can correct myself quickly and give them over to God and pray for them.
I need to take this world as it is, not as I would have it. Seeing it as it is unites me with life.
When I behold life through the eyes of love, I will find the beauty of God everywhere. I choose to see the world and life through God’s vision today. I want to ask God for more room to grant others the grace that I received.
Today I focus on loving and let all else go.
“Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.”