We human beings are notorious for making judgement. It’s just part of our nature. Unfortunately, it’s one of the bad parts. According to research, upon meeting someone, it only takes a fraction of a second for us to instantly make judgements on looks, likeability and trustworthiness. Yes, determine on who your are and you own personal beliefs you can argue that research and experiments doesn’t prove anything, but what about our behaviors, you can test yourself the next time you meet someone you’ve never seen or talk to before, what’s the first impression you make on them? Or how fast did it take you to make that impression? I’m sure we’ve all heard that ol’ saying “don’t judge a book by its cover” but, in reality that’s all we do and we usually stay with that mindset until proven wrong. Now if we go by statistics there are various reasons to place judgments, factors usually include race, country of origin, religion, etc… however, it’s not ok to just go by numbers alone because in a way we are putting people in a system. Not everyone thinks the same. Many times we judge others because we want to feel
Lets be honest, everyone gets the feeling of wanting to be superior one way or another. This is why we sometimes value our self worth based on how much money we make, what kind of car we drive, how many cars we have and having multiple sex partners, JUDGING OTHERS and many more worldly principles, but that’s because deep down we really feel insecure about our own short comings and self worth. Ultimately, it’s never enough we’re always going to have this emptiness in our hearts that not all the money, status or accomplishments will ever fill up. It’s sad that we’d rather put others down to hide what’s really going on inside of us. There’s always going to be someone out there who will judge you even for the smallest thing, and it’s easy to point fingers back at them, but why fight fire with fire, nobody wins. So how do I respond to judgemental people? There are many ways to handle someone who’s only seeing your flaws, but the best way for us to handle and to fight back against judgmental people is (Matthew 7:1) “do not judge or you will be judged, that same person will find people who will judge them the same way if not worse.
Human nature is certainly interesting, the way we see ourselves and the way we view others is not the way God intended for us to live. I always ask myself this, Imagine if Adam and Eve never ate the fruit and sinned against God how would life be today? Even if those two had it right and did everything right according His word, would someone mess it up down the road for the rest of humanity? The answer is OF COURSE, because humans it’s what we do, but, our beloved Creator still shower us with endless MERCY and even He doesn’t judge us the way we do ourselves, ” But the Lord said to Samuel do not judge by his appearance or height for I have rejected him, the Lord doesn’t see things the way you see them. People judge with outward appearance but the Lord looks at the heart (1 Samuel 16:7).