Matthew 7:1“Do not judge others, and you will not be judged. 2 For you will be treated as you treat others.The standard you use in judging is the standard by which you will be judged. 3 “And why worry about a speck in your friend’s eye when you have a log in your own?4 How can you think of saying to your friend, ‘Let me help you get rid of that speck in your eye,’ when you can’t see past the log in your own eye? 5 Hypocrite! First get rid of the log in your own eye; then you will see well enough to deal with the speck in your friend’s eye.
Specks and logs, I'm full of both. We find a little area of pride in our own life, something that we are good at, and we somehow think that makes us better then someone else. Let's strive to be encouragers. Lets make a promise to not be involved in judging or criticizing others. I saw this post from Lysa TerKeurst the other day:
It really applies to all of us, whether we are moms or not. We are all desperately trying to do things right as women, as Christians, as neighbors, as employees, as students, or whatever title you would give yourself.
So, the next time you find yourself thinking judgmental thoughts or find yourself in a conversation where judgmental words begin to surface, take a stand! Reverse it and say something encouraging. Offer a helping hand, or a word of comfort. Say, great job, hang in there!
Ecclesiastes 4: 9 Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. 10 If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble.
I want to be someone who helps other people succeed! I want to be an encourager and a true friend, not the type of friend who always says what you want to hear, but the type who will say what needs to be said IN LOVE.