Thursday, October 22, 2009

What's the truth

Is it true that I judge you for working?
Is it true that I look down on you for not homeschooling?
Is it true that I think I am more moral because my husband does the bills and I differ financial matters to him?
Is it true that you are not in God's will if you seek medical help for your depression or infertility or cancer?
Is it true that I'm not interested in you if I don't call you or remember to ask you if you passed your personal trainer exam...or if I even remembered that you were going to take it?
I could go on ad nauseam like this.
Honestly, you aren't even close to what I'm judging you about them apples....and I wouldn't even be near you let along talk to you if I didn't like you. My husband tells me I have to remember details about your life but I know that I'm not supposed to eat the bread I just baked because it makes me fat and I can't remember that either...I can't remember my own kid's doctor appointments or even my own anniversary.
So what's the truth about me and you or you and the lady sitting in the same row as you in church?
Two thoughts ran through my head tonight after book club,
  1. There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. Romans 8:1
  2. To God be the Glory (actually it was a song on the radio...not really my thought)

Insecurities and comparisons are tools of the Devil but they are lies and I know I need to focus on the truth a whole lot more, how about you?

John 14:6 NIV
Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.
Colossians 3 : 15


Deborah said...

I'm with you...I can barely keep up with my own family dates and people get mad because I can't remember their dates. I just want to get through my day without being judged for how I didn't measure up to your expectations.

I enjoyed looking around your blog.

CroppinRobin said...

I do judge, daily...but only on what I think I know. Sometimes I'm right and sometimes I'm wrong. Although, funny how things I judged others for I am now doing myself.
I just love your posts...they are so thought provoking.
What book are you reading in book club, or what book did you just read?

Gloria said...

Were all those thoughts stirred up from the book club discussion? It must have been a pretty good discussion to lead your mind down some soul searching paths.

I feel judge all the time - not working, no kids, should have done this, should have done that...she said this but did that, she didn't remember, she you said, could go on ad nauseum.

I think we all need to give each other a little buffer room in life, no one is perfect, we've all fallen short - so focus on your own blessings and move on.