It seems lately that I have been revisiting some of my old posts, things have been reminding me to go back. Yesterday I was judged…… I was judged very harshly I felt. It hurt and it made me very mad and I would be lying if I said I didn’t judge right back. It took me all day Friday to realize that is what I did. I thought to myself how long do I continue to walk with this man. I thought about the rich young ruler. I was reminded that Jesus walked with those who wanted to change And those who didn’t he just moved on and didn’t look back.
Mark 10:18 -21. So, Jesus said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is, God. You know the commandments: ‘Do not commit adultery,’ ‘Do not murder,’ ‘Do not steal,’ ‘Do not bear false witness,’ ‘Do not defraud,’ ‘Honor your father and your mother.’ ”
And he answered and said to Him, “Teacher, all these things I have kept from my youth.”
Then Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him, “One thing you lack: Go your way, sell whatever you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, take up the cross, and follow Me.”
There are two things that I take from this passage one he is choosing what part of the Bible he wants to believe he’s …… picking and choosing. The other part that I see is that when the rich ruler walks away dejected, Jesus lets him go. Jesus doesn’t say “hey” hold on a second did you hear what I just told you? You have to sell your stuff! if you don’t you’re going to have consequences. But he didn’t he just let him walk away. Jesus accepted where the man was and let him walk. he didn’t try to stop him. He didn’t try to fix him. He let him be with his own crap to resolve it on his own with the Lord.
I think a lot of times we do the same thing we pursue people and maybe even give them the answers instead of just letting them go and letting them hear from God on their own.
We see our friend struggling so we help him.
We get in the way of God by telling them what they need to do and then they don’t do it the way we think they should. We have judged them and because they didn’t do what we thought they should do, now we’re mad.
We should just stay out of the way, there’s a big lesson in life that we all need to learn. That we need to apply in our daily lives. Less is more. the more we keep quiet the more Holy Spirit has a chance to speak to the men.
The more we keep quiet the more Holy Spirit has a chance to speak to our children. We must learn to stop pursuing people and situations that aren’t ours to pursue
“We can never minister to people who we judge. The moment we judge, we pronounce a sentence. That sentence maybe repentance, or it may be punishment, but whether good or bad, we are now following our own agenda. now how they respond is about us. we have emotionally factored ourselves into the equation of their lives. we now need for them to act according to our judgment if they don’t it is a violation against us. From the book “How to stop the Pain”
Then there’s the reap what you sow and many times when I have judged people it comes back to me where I actually have judged myself more harshly because I judge someone, and I hate that.