Have you ever lied to someone that you love? Have you ever cursed someone out that you felt as though they came for your life? Have you ever repeated a rumor someone told you but was ready to fight when you heard your business was out in the streets? Have you ever took something that didn’t belong to you? Have you ever gotten so drunk that you passed out? Have you ever had sex with someone outside of marriage? Have you ever murdered someone? Whether it was physically, mentally, or with your cut throat words? Have you ever judged someone you saw praising God that you thought weren’t “saved” enough to even know Him like that? Have you ever found yourself secretly mad at God?
I could literally go on and on asking these “Have you ever” questions and EVENTUALLY I’ll come down your row at some point! How do I know that? Because the bible clearly states that ALL have fallen short of the glory of the Lord! So no matter what’s at the end of the “Have you ever” question the answer will always be “yes”. Our yes will just look different than others.
With that being said…. Why do me rip each other apart so viciously? At some point in our lives we all have done SOMETHING we wish could stay private. We all have pages in our life story that we wish would never get “published”. So why do we spend so much time talking down on others? Why do we feel that it’s ok to gossip about other people’s down falls and mistakes but get upset when we are he topic of someone else’s conversation. I get no one is perfect and the world we live in makes it so easy to want to get even, gossip, and laugh when someone else is down but as believers God is calling us to a higher standard. We aren’t perfect but striving to be the best version of ourselves so that God can get the glory is what we should seek after the most… Right??
I’m not saying we should excuse sin, harsh treatment, or someone’s blatant disregard/disespect towards us… but I am suggesting that we restore others with forgivness and love. No one is perfect although we have many selfrighteous people that look down on others because their sin isn’t “as bad” as the one their pointing their fingers at neither is what their doing on front street YET! And for the record there is no little sin big sin. SIN IS SIN!!! WRONG IS WRONG!!!
So before we’re quick to point fingers, gossip, and slander someone… ask yourself.. Have I ever?!?! And it may not equal up to them but you’ve done SOMETHING!!!
Sisters, let’s spend more time loving and restoring others with the love of God!
Let’s forgive those who’ve wronged and mistreated us!
Let’s point people to the Father and be and example to those still walking in darkness instead of inflicting more pain on them.
As believers, we are the salt of the earth and the light of the world. We are to be set apart! We can’t do that by tearing each other down. Lets rise up to the standard of which God has called us to walk in! No more conforming to the pattern of this world. No more hurting our brothers and sisters in Christ that we should be loving.
So now I ask You!
Have you ever forgiven those who persecuted you?
Have you ever help someone you saw in need although you KNEW they didn’t care for you?
Have you ever prayed for those in need?
Have you ever made the decision to do the right thing even though it wasn’t the most popular thing to do?
Have you ever reached out to someome who people considered a cast out?
Have you ever invited someone to church to help them learn more about Jesus?
Have you ever witnessed to an unbeliever?
HAVE YOU EVER!?!?
Sis, I pray this blog speaks to your heart to get rid of the selfrighteous judgemental attitude you may have. We ALL aren’t right. We’re only right because of Jesus and what HE did for us. We have no hell to place people in. We are not the judge and jury over people lives. Our job is to tell people about Jesus, lead them to salvation, and be the light in the midst of this dark world. Step aside and let God handle the rest.
To know God is to have found REAL love! So SPREAD LOVE!!!!
Keep your faith strong! Keep the light of your live shining bright! Keep inspiring others with the love of God