Judging Others

I think I am a pretty good person. I try my hardest not to hurt anyone. I try my hardest to be the best wife I can be for my husband. I try to be a good friend to my friends. I try to be a good daughter, sister, aunt, friend and wife. I try, really I do but there are times when I am a big old failure. I am human and I will fail.

I was born a sinner in God’s eyes and I am still a sinner because I will never be perfect. The only perfect man to walk this earth was Jesus Christ. He died on the cross so that God would forgive us for our sins.

I try hard not to judge others. I know that it is not my job to judge the people around me, and yet, I find myself doing this on occasion.

Just recently, a person who I am close with made me think about who I am and how I am judged by other people. The view of myself through the other person’s eyes gave me a view of myself that I really don’t like.

I like my material things. I love purses. I really, really love purses. I have a few that cost as much as we paid for rent in Pennsylvania. My husband spoils me and I love him for it. I also love shoes. I have many, many pairs of shoes and they don’t just stay put away in my closet. I do wear them. As long as I am confessing my love of purses and shoes, I will confess my love of clothes. I am really working on myself. I go to the gym and it is not for my outer appearance but more for my inner self.

The longer I go to the gym, the more my body is changing. I am buying clothes to fit my new body and I am enjoying buying new clothes. I do every so often go through my closet and donate things that I no longer use. I donate them to a very specific place because the money goes to take care of teenagers in need. I have nieces, nephews and cousins who are in their teenage years and think we need to take care of the young ones because they are our future. (Enough of my soapbox.)

Like I said, I do like material things and that colors people’s opinions of me. If it is people that I don’t know, it really doesn’t bother me, but when it is people that I care about it makes me start doubting myself.

I know how being judged makes me feel and yet, I am guilty of judging people on their actions and this is something that I need to stop doing.

I have judged people and thought, God really needs to work on that one.

Read that one again… God really needs to work on so and so because they are just full of sin.

Have you ever thought? How can that person call themselves a Christian when they do this or when they do that?

I am guilty of having those thoughts and others. So, here I am thinking about how I feel when I get judged and how I judge other people. It is a never ending loop of judging other and it needs to stop.

I am committing a sin when I judge other people and I am being judged by the Lord. I am going to stop judging others because it hurts people and it hurts my walk with the Lord.

Romans 2:1-4 You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge another, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things. So when you, a mere human being, pass judgment on them and yet do the same things, do you think you will escape God’s judgment? Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, forbearance and patience, not realizing that God’s kindness is intended to lead you to repentance?

I would like to thank you, for listening to my confession about judging others. I feel by confessing publicly I will be held accountable for the words that leave my mouth. I have family and friends who read my blog and I want them to hold me accountable when I slip up. I say when I slip up because judging others is going to be a hard habit to break.

If you have judged me for my clothes, my hair, my piercings, my tattoos or whatever, I would like to say, please get to know me for who I am on the inside and not by what you see on my outside.

I pray you have a blessed day and a day filled with love and laughter.

Peggy Eileen

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