How often do we spend a lot of time trying to point out the negative aspects of a person’s life? Why do we dwell on finding every piece of wrongdoing in another’s life? It has become more and more prevalent in our society. People seem to always be after another person and trying to get them in some type of trouble than worrying about themselves.
It is sad to see how some people live life on patrol. They watch their peers’ every move and wait for them to slip up. The second they slip up, they run off and ‘tattle’ on them. The person doesn’t try to approach the individual to see what may have caused them to slip; they simply go straight to the top of the chain.
Why does this happen? We see it at work, at home with the kids, and we see it at church as well.
We are instructed to be Christ-like. In the Bible, does it ever mention Christ sitting back and waiting for someone to step out of bounds so he could attack them? Absolutely not. As a matter of fact, Jesus was the opposite.
In Matthew 7:3-5, does Jesus tell us to pick apart our brothers or sisters? Not at all. Jesus clearly says that we should instead of looking at the speck in your brother’s eye, we need to remove the plank in our own eye.
It is hard for people to take this into action. So many of us are always out to get someone else in trouble for a little sin. The sin may have been for speeding, messing up things, or hitting another individual. In reality, yes there are sins of disobedience that we point out in others but we never take the time to look at ourselves.
The little sins that someone else commits often times have no comparison to the sins in our own life. We need to focus on fixing our own selves before we focus on fixing others. If you were to work on making your own life more Christ-like, your presence around others will be more positive as well and in turn, could cause a ripple effect of Christ-like attitudes.
If you are struggling with the constant judging of others actions but are having issues of your own, there are many people who are in the same boat you are in that can help. We would love to pray for you and with you. We all are sinners on the same path to living eternally with Christ.
God is Good