Time to grow up and reach a maturity in Christ Jesus!
It is so funny how some people want us to look over all their bad behavior and imperfection’s, when they are the biggest faultfinders of everyone around them, and of everything we do, even attacking our person (who we are). It’s amazing how that works, isn’t it? Does the word ‘hypocrite’ apply here? I think so.
Jesus openly rebuked the pharisee’s for this! This is not Christlike behavior, but rather pharisee hypocritical behavior!
It is time to get your focus on you. That is where the real growth and changes will take place. Yes, it starts with you!
Please work out your own salvation instead of trying to work out everyone else’s. Get the beam out of your own eye, then you will see with clear discernment, how to remove with love and meekness, the mote out of someone else’s!
The Apostle Paul said “Oh wretched man that I am ,who shall deliver me?” He was not looking at the wretchedness of others. He was to busy pressing to the high call himself, knowing he had not fully apprehended it.
The first sign of real maturity is when you start seeing your own state and wretchedness, then you can actually be delivered to help others with the right spirit, heart, attitude and motive.
There are times when bad behavior’s do have to be addressed, especially when it is spiritually or physically harmful to another’s well being, health etc. Yet there are right ways and wrong ways to address these. But I am speaking of faultfinding in general, attacking a person for who they are, and how they function in everyday life.
If people do not get their hearts right towards others, and learn to see through the eye’s and heart of God’s compassion to another, then this will spill over into control and domination. People will run from you, rather than being drawn to you, because nothing they do will ever be good enough for you.
You may have your discernment right in the assessment of another person but do you have your heart right to help them with right motives out of a pure heart rather than condemning them?
Get over your self, your fears, judgmental and controlling spirits that is causing more damage,division, and strife in your relationships than anything else and start loving and accepting and appreciating others for who they are! Then you will start see some success in areas of relationships rather than killing them!
A timely message for the entire body of Christ!
“but them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person,” 1 Corinthians 5:13.
“therefore thou art inexcusable o man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgeth another condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doth the same things,” Romans 2:1.
“for I know nothing by myself, yet am I not hereby justified: but he that judgeth me is the Lord. Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts; and then every man have praise of God,” 1 Corinthians 4:4-5.
“for the father judgeth no man but hath committed all judgment unto the son,” John 5:22, (it is the word that will judge us all in these last days) John 12:48.
“there is one lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy: who art thou that judgeth another?”James 4:12.
~ Kimberly Fuller