Another test came my way. I did not score very well, but after a while I passed the test. What happen is I had asked someone to do something for me and this person said “yeah okay will see”. After today “yeah okay will see” can mean several different things I found out. Three weeks have gone by and this person told me today that he didn’t feel lead to do what I asked him. I have to tell you it really pissed me off. As I began to work through this I began to see where I had attached a “why” to his decision and when I did that it then had significance. So goes the Judgment again I recognized it quicker and was able to work through it faster. I actually made a couple of phone calls to two brothers. One who is also reading the same book.
I have finished the book and now I am on my second time through it. Chpt. Eleven is where I am tonight. I just so happens that today’s nugget is exactly what happened today, go figure.
Quote from the book. “How I see it is not how it is; it is just how I see it.” Reality is distorted by our perception. What I perceived today as reality was not reality at all but what I thought was reality. I had a revelation this evening with my wife. What I have and still learning is this; Most of us are very judgmental and we don’t even know it, because it is our nature. I am so not alone in this. It is so prevalent that someone had to write a book about it. This is how easy it is to judge. I walked into Home Depot this evening and saw a cashier. She was covered in tattoos. The first thought that came to my mind was (Let’s just say it was not good) She was actually very pretty … just had tattoos. For all I know she has been saved for years and leads a youth group. This is a whole new way of thinking and retraining of the mind. I believe if you have the mind of Christ and Love the sinner and hate the sin this will go away
1 Corinthians 13:3-7
If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don’t love, I’ve gotten nowhere. So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love.
Love never gives up.
Love cares more for others than for self.
Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have.
Love doesn’t strut, doesn’t have a swelled head,
Doesn’t force itself on others, isn’t always “me first,”
Doesn’t fly off the handle,
Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others,
Doesn’t revel when others grovel,
Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth,
Puts up with anything, Trusts God always,
Always looks for the best, never looks back,
But keeps going to the end. The Message
And I say LOVE does not JUDGE!