Romans 3:23-24 “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.”
Have you ever heard something that takes residence in your head and you think about it over and over? I haven’t been able to shake a recent conversation that I had last week. I was in the car with a friend who commented, “Man, there are a lot of shitty people in this world.” Sigh. Poor girl had no idea what that was going to spark in me. It was going to be a long car ride…God bless her.
Aren’t we all people who act shitty or make bad decisions at some point? I know that describes me. I also know that I am a less “shitty” when I am trusting in God and not in my own messed up, broken self. What a journey life is. A journey that can easily entrap us in sin. I have walked through many seasons and have finally found myself in a place of full surrender to the Lord. A place where I ask him to reveal my sin to me and then to stay real close as I walk through the brokenness that causes me to behave that way. Not only is it healing but also so beneficial toward being the person that God has created me to be. I want to walk in God’s will and I can often get in the way of that.
Everyone is on his or her own journey. Their journey is one that we cannot judge because we don’t know the big picture or the story behind their journey. I have been accused of having “too much grace” for others. Trust me, this is not because I am a “good person” this is simply because I am extending Jesus’ Grace that He consistently and mercifully lavishes on me. Understandably, it is more difficult when someone hurts you but even then I urge you to release him or her from your judgment, protect your heart, and pray for that person (yikes, that’s the hardest part!)
I pray that you are able to ask the Lord to reveal your sin to you, get to the root and healing that causes that sin and then walk closer to being who God created you to be. I also pray that your first reaction when you want to judge others is to pray the same prayer for them.
With love…Be free!