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.
- Romans 2:1
Since we live in a judgmental world itself, the Lord is well aware of our tendencies to be judgmental not only to those around us, but to ourselves internally.
Most of the time when we are judgmental we don’t even realize it!
Here’s the deal: When we judge others, conscious or not, we are also condemning ourselves.
Whatever standard or measure we are holding up to others, we hold against ourselves too.
Often, we may be judgmental because our minds are searching for a distraction away from our own defects of character.
It’s easier to point out others flaws, than to confront problem areas in our own life.
Thankfully, God wants to free us from this hurtful habit!
How is this done?
We must start by going to God and examining ourselves and the position of our heart under the Light of His word.
It may not be the most pleasant experience, but in the end it will ultimately bring the blessing of freedom.
By lowering our walls of pseudo perfectionism before the Lord, He is then able to cleanse us from the inside out from anything that is not pleasing to Him.
By exposing the harmful habit of judging others and ourselves, the truth of God’s word and restoring Light will crush the lies of the enemy!
The more we expose harmful habits in the Lord’s love-light, the more aware we become of how much we fall short and need Him.
Giving up the habit of judgement will allow the Lord to give you His perspective and how he views others.
In exchange for our flawed vision, he will bless us by giving us His lens of love, seeing people for who they really are in Christ… as well as seeing how He views you!
TODAY: As you love others with His love, it will open the door for you to lead people off the wrong path and into the freedom-giving Light of Christ!