The other side of the story…

I learned not to judge people, that we should give them the chance and space to get to know them, and not take what others say about them. I learned to look at the different angles and side of the story, of where the person is coming from, why certain things happen or why he/she acted that way. But there are times that we think too much and we should just leave things be sometimes.

This entry below serves as a good reminder for us when we’re going too far. There are spots that we couldn’t see clearly, our vision and judgment is not fullproof.

A Position We Can’t Fill

Let us not judge one another anymore… ROMANS 14:13

Each one of us belongs to the same Lord. When we stop dictating, it is easier for others to mature as they follow the Lord’s directing.

Freeing others means we never assume a position we’re not qualified to fill. This, in one sentence, is enough to stop any person from judging another. We’re not qualified. We lack full knowledge. How often we have jumped to wrong conclusions, made judgmental statements, only to find out later how off base we were…then wished we could cut out our tongue. What keeps us from being qualified to judge?

We do not know all the facts.
We are unable to read motives.
We find it impossible to be totally objective.
We lack “the big picture.”
We live with blind spots.
We are prejudiced and hae blurred perspectives.
Most of all, we ourselves are imperfect and inconsistent.

(Taken from Charles Swindoll’s Wisdom for the way)

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