Monday, March 8, 2010

The Log

Our church talks a lot about redemption community. It is a one of many values I like about my church family. However this past week I got hit by am I doing well enough in this area?

See our church has a women's bible study for ladies who want to become fit and lose a few pounds. Well this past Sunday I heard a teenage girl make a comment to her mother. She said "Now there's a lady that needs that weigh lost study, gees she gross". The sad thing is the lady heard too. She looked right at her when she said that. The mother said nothing to her daughter.

I was angry, not so much at the girl but the mother how could she not say anything to her daughter. What kind of mother would just keep her mouth shut. Thoughts like that were running though my mind about the mother.

Then God dropped a mirror in front of me. I may not have said them out loud but I was thinking wrong things about about a mother and a situation I knew nothing about. Just like the young girl may not have known the health issues for the lady with a weigh condition. I didn't know the family situation. It may have been much better for the mother to remain quite till they got in the car on the way home. I don't know how the girl would have responded if the mother said something in church. So I am just as wrong if not more so.

I believe God was using this situation to show me how quick I form an opinion about people. I often feel they are judging me but there too I don't know for sure so I am judging them. I need to work on my sins and stop working on others.

Thank you Lord for showing me the log in my eye.


Sharon Brumfield said...

Ouch girl!
I could have been walking in your shoes...have been so guilty of this myself.
God has had some major lessons in this area for me this past year. Isn't it funny how He takes us just where we need to go to reveal to us what we need to learn?
Soooo glad He loves us. :)

Anonymous said...

Hmm that's interessting but actually i have a hard time determining it... wonder how others think about this..