Judgement is a distraction! One of the big things I have seen that seems to get in the way of our advancing to the next level which we were created for, is getting caught up in judging others. When we judge others, we take the focus off of ourselves and totally miss what really matters and needs attention in our own life and living.
Other people’s opinion about you is none of your business and you should not waste your energy having opinions about others. This is one of the things that creates a negative domino effect in our life, because when our ego begins to worry about what others think of us, we start to look for ways to manufacture excuses, which motivates us in the negative direction of trying to go on a fishing expedition to find what is wrong with someone else.
In Matthew 7:1-5, Jesus teaches a classic lesson on why judging others is not part of the Master Plan for our life when he says: ”1 “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. 2 For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. 3 “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? 4 How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? 5 You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.”
Our major problem is our limited vision. We can’t see everything and perspective definitely matters! We tend to see people from the outside and do not possess the power to look within to the deeper forces that influence and shape who they are, what they do and say, and how they act. And so it is important to remember that our focus need to be working on ourself not trying to straighten others out.
Our job is to accept, not judge or control. When we get this right, others will be positively impacted and as they begin to get it right too, we can grow together, which is a major part of our created purpose. We often fight battles and waste our energy on stuff that is none of our business and beyond our control. Learn to let these things go, so you can focus on ”your” stuff and you will be amazed at how the blessings begin to flow…