By: Adrian Pangalangan, Moroni Channel
The Republic Of The Philippines
There are a lot of meanings and differences concerning the word “Judgment/Judging”, but one thing for sure in this generation that Judging is all about discrimination, making a point a certain person is wrong, provoking the voice of others, proving you are right, Hating, Gossiping, Ignoring, Ridiculing, Holding grudges”.
Judgment is an important use of our agency and requires great care, especially when we make judgments about other people. All our judgments must be guided by righteous standards. Only God, who knows each individual's heart, can make final judgments of individuals,
The Lord taught us that we should “Judge not…. That ye be not Judged” (Matt. 7:1), only him who make final Judgment happen.
To avoid and stop Judging others, here are the Five(5) simple ways to help you and others follow the Savior’s way of Love and Humbleness:
Stop Judging Yourself
We are all blinded by our own weakness, when we see a dog or a person that are not familiar with us, we feel threatened without knowing the real intention or the real behavior of a dog or a person to us. We should consider that all things happen in our own doings. Calm and meditate, be patient and trust in the Lord will do a best part of overcoming this weaknesses.
Be Careful and Mindful
(Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good. Ephesians 4:29) Again we don’t know the behavior of a dog or a person and how will they react if we say something that is judgmental or hurtful, when things like this enter your mind, Pause for a second, and rephrase your critical internal thought into a positive one or at least a neutral one. Remember the sayings, what you’ve said will remain there, you can’t get your words back.
Put yourself in someone’s shoes
Stop, then realize yourself in their position, we all have weaknesses and flaws, but it seems we make fun of someone’s feelings, talents, work, personality or position without realizing it when someone makes fun of us, simply it is called KARMA. Again, when someone hurt our feelings or judge us of a certain event or position, think of them, not you, “Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interest of others” (Philippians 2:4) literally they are the one who are currently in need of someone to lift them up and encouragement to stand up from their personal challenges and trials in life.
Realize you are Him/Her
Remember we are not different from each other. Try to remind yourself that we all have our own weaknesses; we do have talents, position, wealth, and love to our family, wants to be happy and free from any sufferings and struggles just like we do. And importantly, He/she make wrong decision just like I do cause like the saying says “We all Sin differently”.
Appreciate yourself and others, then go back to step one
Appreciation is the key to resolve hatred or judging others. Let we see others not by their weaknesses or wrong doings but see them that has the capability to make good things to you and others. We all have weaknesses, but God doesn’t create full of weaknesses, literally he created us spotless and sinless. Make good things to others, learn to love others despite of their personality, race, weakness, position or talents.
The people around us are not perfect (see Romans 3:23). People do things that annoy, disappoint, and anger. In this mortal life it will always be that way.
Nevertheless, we must let go of our grievances. Part of the purpose of mortality is to learn how to let go of such things. That is the Lord’s way, an official church statement.
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