EMPOWERING LIVES WITH PURPOSE:
I am now sympathetic to the many ways of women. It’s taken me years of seeking after God’s heart to understand we are each unique and different in our own individual ways. We don’t know what circumstances may cause sometimes “ugly” behavior in others, or behavior we don’t agree without.
I used to be a judgmental person, but learning what it means to be an imperfect believer, walking in fellowship with a Holy God, allowed me to be FREE of judgment.
Confession of my own sin first, removed every obstacle to be FREE of casting judgment on others. Going deep into my own life of sin, cleansed my conscience of speaking out against someone else’s mistakes.
Through tenderhearted confession to God over my sin, the fleshly struggle that may come upon me to cast judgment on another is now immediately turned to empathy for them. I pray for them because of God’s faithfulness to me – shown with forgiving grace, bringing me to restoration and intimacy with Him. This brings about a desire in me instead, to want this for everyone that lives differently than I do. I want them to experience this incredible fellowship with God.
“If we boast that we have no sin, we’re only fooling ourselves and are strangers to the truth.” (1John 1:8)
God’s acceptance was won for anyone who believes in the sacrifice of Christ for their sins.
“But if we freely admit our sins when His light uncovers them, He will be faithful to forgive every time. God is just to forgive us our sins because of Christ, and He will continue to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
Do not judge. Our Heavenly Father is our forgiving Redeemer!
This last verse states…” and He will “continue” to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” Don’t judge the road someone is walking as a believer. God will work on their heart. God will “continue” as emphasized in this scripture, that He never lets us go if we belong to Him. He will convict the soul. He will “continue” to cleanse us from ALL unrighteousness. The word “continue” is “key.” God is always working on our hearts. POWERFUL.
“Why would you focus on the flaw in someone else’s life and yet fail to notice the glaring flaws of your own?” ( Matthew 7:3)
Leave others to God. Pray for them privately. You are responsible for you!