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“Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.”
We spend so much time butting into other people’s lives and personal business that we fail to realize that we are stepping outside of the boundaries God set for us. We are in no position to say who sins more or less, who is going to heaven or hell, or who is evil or good. We’re supposed to be living our lives focused on being better people, better Christians (or whatever faith that you subscribe to and follow), and loving everyone despite our differences.
We spend so much time holding grudges and carrying around the burden of our ego and pride that we never consider how freeing it would be if we only stopped and forgave those who wronged us.
Forgive. Let go. Stop judging. Stop condemning people to a fate you would never wish on a loved one. Start living and start loving.
Father I pray for a warmed heart to forgive those who have knowingly and unknowingly hurt me. I pray that my heart be filled with peace to not judge or condemn other people.
Father my role in Your Kingdom is to be a good steward and ambassador, not serve as judge, jury, dictator, or ruler over Your children.
It is not my place to say who is keeping or breaking Your commandments, or who is fulfilling their duties as Your ambassadors. You are the only Judge and I apologize for all of the times I have crossed the lines and forgot my place and position. Touch my heart Lord. In Your name I pray. Amen.
Have an amazing day. I love you all–friends, family, associates- those near, those far, those traveling, and those that I only know through these daily messages.
God bless you!
Please Note: This message was originally written and published on May 17, 2011. It has been modified to align with current standards and formatting, to include and audio message and scriptural image.
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