Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Judgement......My soapbox

"Therefore you have no excuse, O man, every one of you who judges. For in passing judgment on another you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, practice the very same things. We know that the judgment of God rightly falls on those who practice such things. Do you suppose, O man—you who judge those who practice such things and yet do them yourself—that you will escape the judgment of God?" Romans 2:1-3

“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye." Matthew 7:1-5

Today I was reading a friend's blog and someone anonymously, of course, wrote a hurtful comment about my friend. I was so sad and mad at the same time. As fellow mothers we should be lifting each other up, not pushing down. There are MANY verses in the bible about judgement, I guess so, since we all are privy to do so. I think I judged more in my younger years since life was hard and I just did not have the maturity to understand how futile and wrong it is to judge. It is so very easy to judge another when you are not in their shoes......easy to say you would not do that if you were them....I would never do that. Well I am the queen of never say never!!! I had my tubes tied at 28 years old because "I' was done, obviously God was not!! I was not  EVER going to drive a Suburban....haha...don't have one now but drove one for 10 years and loved every second of it!!

Those are all kind of young, funny things...... but what about getting married again less than a year after loosing your husband of 16 years to cancer....yeah I got some judgement on that one. My closest family and friends however were so very happy for me. Why?? Because they know me and know what a blessing and  a God given gift Hank is to our family!! Makes me teary thinking of that time and of him:) Yes it was a time of judgement that I chose not to see since I knew that I was where God would have me.... I knew he had handed me this wonderful man on a silver platter.... do I accept or pay attention to judgement. I chose to accept and and I am so very thankful that I did. My life  and my children's lives are much richer because I listened to God and accepted what he gave me.... I am thankful for that...... thankful that I did not care of others judgement.....thankful that God had matured me to listen to him........

Wow.....all that because someone judged a friend of mine!!!!
We can all learn from others how to be more Godly wives and mothers without judging. We all have decisions we need to make for our family and what is best for us....private, public, home schooling.....sports, recreational and competitive.....vegetarian, gluten free, junk:) children to 8.......when to start your children in preschool..........whatever it is, God gives us choices or decides for us..........our choice is that we listen to God or we listen to judgement..... I choose God every time!!
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