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Monday, November 10, 2014

Judgin' - Guest Post by Sophie

The Asperger's traits addressed in this post include:
*Getting misunderstood
*High IQ and high level of talent
*Too quiet or too talkative

I know everyone is guilty of it - I definitely know I am - but sometimes it's ridiculous how often people get judged. Today, I was very much aware of it as I heard some people talking bad about other people. A lot of times we're so quick to think, "She's weird." Or, "He's so obnoxious." Or, "She's so loud." Or, "He's too quiet." Or, "She's too awkward." These are just an array of examples of what people are quick to point out and talk about.

The thing is, though, everybody has their flaws. I know I do. And I am aware of them. And some of the characteristics are things I can't fix, that are just simply me. Or I don't want to fix it because it isn't necessarily bad (such as being weird). I like to have fun. And sometimes I'm awkward because I'm unsure of people. And I don't need to fix those.

And the other thing is: everyone (EVERYONE) has their own story. Nobody came to be how they are just by magic. I wasn't always seemingly shy. But when someone is so keen to how people judge and talk bad about people, it does make them less inclined to speak up.

Overall though, that is something I need to overcome. Because I shouldn't care about who judges me. I should only care what God thinks. And who are we, human beings, to judge others? Really? We don't know other people's lives, thoughts, or feelings- but we do know that they are God's people, and we should love them. And we most definitely shouldn't speak bad about them. Like, what purpose does that serve? Does it make us look any better? No. No it doesn't.

This isn't a note for anyone in particular, but it is something that's been weighing on my heart and I just felt like I should share it. Because way too often we judge, and it's something I want to work on, because even I was quick to judge the people who were judging others. So I just pray for the spirit of love from God and the spirit of humility to influence and breathe into my life, because without that, I am so lost.

I desperately need God, every day.

How this topic applies to Christian Living:

Matthew 7:2
For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.