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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Stop and think...

I was reading in a devotion book and she had a good thought on Judgement. It really made me think. I have been guilty of it before and you have been guilty of it before. Judging something or someone without knowing the full story on the person. Here are a few of what the book wrote and few ones I came up with.

* That person such as a elderly lady or man holding up checkout line taking their time or talking and it seems like it's taking forever to get through the line. Or maybe your in a hurry and somebody has stopped you and you don't know them and they are talking to you. Did you ever stop and think that they might be lonely and that after they leave they are going to an empty house where their spouse is no longer living and their kids are out of the house. Take the time to just be patient and listen to them and give them a smile or talk with them. It might be the only talking or kindness they get all week.

*That slow car going on the road and your getting upset and wanting to whip around it and yelling for it please go faster. Well I never thought this but did you think maybe they just got bad news from the doctor and their going home to tell their family, or maybe they just left somewhere after losing a love one or maybe they had a bad day losing their job and wondering how they are going to support their family? Be patient their might be a reason that car is going slow. They might have a lot of things on their mind.

*That person with the handicap sticker on their window that park in the handicap space and you see them walking across the parking lot and they seem fine well maybe they have a heart problem or something you can't see on the outside and they truly need that parking space. Think before you say something.

*That person that seems to have it all together and always a smile on their face,well maybe behind close doors they suffer from something we don't see such as depression,etc..Maybe everything isn't always perfect for them.

So you get what I'm trying to say. That is just a few examples and I will be the first to admit I am guilty of these things too and after reading about this in my book. I will stop and think before I speak next time. We all are guilty of judging at one point. Just stop and think about these things and stop and think their might be a story behind the person:)


  1. This has been on my heart the past few weeks too - I am so glad you mentioned it and posted about it. Thank you for sharing from the devotion book. Have a lovely week!

  2. Oh I do so agree about not being judgmental. One of your examples really hit home to me. I married my husband three years ago and he has a disabled sticker on his car windscreen. Anyone looking at him would usually see someone who doesn't really appear to need concessionary parking. However, my darling husband has haemophilia and cannot walk very far at all in case he develops very painful, internal bleeds. Added to this, at least 95% of his bleeds are spontaneous and relegates him to bed-rest and wheelchair use. And I used to be one of those pointing the finger at healthy-looking drivers using the disabled parking spaces! So, slowly, I'm learning to not judge books by covers and I'm also learning that first impressions are not always right. I suppose at age 52, I'm what you might call a slow learner!
    Kay, England

  3. Thank you for the thought-provoking post. I pray that I would see others as Jesus does with the eyes of love and not judgement.

    Mrs Georgina

  4. This was a wonderful post! You are absolutely right. Sometimes we(I) can be selfish and impatient. I need to work on this. Thank you for this blessed reminder.

    Amy Jo

  5. thank you God..i needed to hear these words... its so truth..we all have a story somes more sad than other at one point i guess many people went thrue a lot..and jesus have help you come forward and also doing a lot of sacrifices just because of the grace of christ i am here to tell the story..im talkin about me..this time but so are millions of people..and i try to be open minded..but if we say something must be in the love of christ and showing compashion and simpaty for people..thats what jesus could do im shore..God bless you my friend...loves from our home to yours..soraya

  6. This is so true. We need to learn and stop and think before we pass judgement on other people.

    Great post! By the way, what was the name of the devotional book where you found this information? Just curious.


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