Lately, I have found myself quick to respond without fully listening, make comments that do not usher in grace or understanding, and quick to judge another’s logic.
Today in my daily meditation, I was reminded of times when I made really bad decisions, led with my emotions or simply just didn’t get it right.
It is so easy to offer our opinions without having all the facts, give unsolicited advice, or get upset when others do certain things we have conquered (or think we have).
Women and men who have had the courage to heal their hearts are quick to criticize the person who can’t seem to let it go.
College students who graduated in the “expected” 4 years look down on the person who’s taking 6-7 years.
Self-righteous Christians are quick to roll their eyes at the person who stands up every Sunday who asks for prayer to overcome the same trial.
Mentally healthy people are quick to judge the person who is fighting to stay in their right mind with medicine and therapy without realizing they are possibly one tragedy away from being in the same situation.
Women without children are quick to judge the person who has a child out of wedlock without realizing they were only saved by grace.
People (myself included) who sit in their cars in the air turn their heads at the homeless as if we’re not a couple of paychecks away from the same situation.
I encourage you to pray that God will fill you with an overflow of compassion and grace for yourself and enough to spill over for every person you encounter in your day.
NONE of us have arrived. Sometimes we get it right. Sometimes we don’t. Stay faithful.