Sometimes in our effort to help or encourage others, we might come off as judgmental or condescending.  I’m guilty of this.  I often try to use examples in my life  for others who may be experiencing a similar problem.  Unfortunately everyone is different in how they perceive their problems – how they deal with them – and how they overcome them.  We each respond in different ways.

We really must be careful not to become a stumbling block for anyone, especially if they are just learning to depend on God’s purpose in their lives.  In trying to be of assistance, we may just be creating more difficult issues for them.

There’ss such a fine line and I think many of us, in our zeal to help or desire to encourage, might come off as uncaring and unsympathetic.  How could we possibly know what is going on in another person’s heart or mind?  We aren’t walking in their shoes.  We don’t know the deep inside pain they may be going through.  We may have had similar experiences, but we are not them.

As a compassionate person, I often find myself in a position of wanting to fix everyone’s life for them.  I don’t like seeing people hurting because of a physical ailment or an emotional issue.  Jesus told His followers to care for others and carry each other’s burdens, but only He can see what is really going on in their lives and repair the brokenness.

Lord, I know that I can’t save the world.  You are the only One capable of that and you’ve already done it.  Help me to find the right words to encourage and lift up and may my words always coincide with what you have to say.  Make me an instrument of your Word.  Amen!


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As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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6 Responses to WHO AM I TO JUDGE?

  1. Melissa says:

    Beautiful Kathy

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  2. Clouds N Cups says:

    Very true indeed. Thank you so much for sharing. Be blessed always, cheers! ☺

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  3. Reblogged this on Clothed with Dignity and Strength and commented:

    Gracefully and humbly written…we can all take this one to heart.

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