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.
No matter the measures we choose, comparison is a mindset that causes us to suffer in ways that will only continue to tear us down… instead of building us up.
In misguided efforts to avoid temporary discomfort and pain, we disregard the long-term destructive impact our choices will have on our lives—and end up avoiding our own healing.
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.
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.