Judging relies on interpretations produced by our flesh. It is devoid of love and filled with comparison. It contributes to our pride and erodes our compassion.
Most of us tend to interpret others based on our own past experiences, unhealed hurts, and personal beliefs. In fact, sometimes our eyes are layered with so many filters, we get to a point where we become blind.
Although we are all sinners and fall short, there are those of us who identify more with the woman at the well (or prodigal son) than we do with the stereotypical Christian.
On some days , I am reminded of the Apostle Paul and the extreme battles that can take place between our spirit and flesh. These are the periods when denying yourself can feel the most challenging.
By not recognizing red flags, we can find ourselves acting on thoughts, making choices, and living in feelings that lead us away from our walk with Christ.
As wives and moms, of course we want to be our best. But at times, it can be a struggle to just get through the day. In those seasons, trying to live up to a certain standard can leave us feeling less than. While Proverbs 31 is a beautiful portion of scripture, we have to be careful not to view …