Roman 2:1 “You may think you can condemn such people, but you are just as bad, and you have no excuse! When you say they are wicked and should be punished, you are condemning yourself, for you who judge others do these very same things.”
First, I want EVERYONE whose eyes are reading to take a second and open your heart and mind to receive and be HONEST with yourself and prepare yourself and the end of this message to pray and ask for forgiveness in THIS AREA of YOUR life(I have ALREADY done so). As TRUE, LIVING, STRIVING by the second believers people tend to look at us as if we are to be “PERFECT” or without flaw and it TRULY ANNOYS me that the world seems sometimes as if they’re WATCHING/STALKING WAITING for the believer to “SLIP”. Ok, NOW I’m addressing the TRUE/LIVING/STRIVING believer…. How do YOU think the UNBELIEVER or the believer in a Back sliding/SPRINTING position feel when WE “OVER CHURCH” them or Jesus/Lord/God them to DEATH then turn around and by OUR ACTIONS “Lose our witness” every time THEY turn around?!??? HMMMM….Let me be HONEST…CAN I???
I lose my witness “IN MY MIND” from TIME 2 TIME!!! God has REALLY REMOLDED my OUTER REACTIONS (TRUST I WAS A FIRE CRACKER B4 Christ) but my MIND is still VERY loose and SOMETIMES I have outbursts when people SCRAPE me the wrong way. Let me explain the difference between a SCRAPE and a RUB: a “RUB” is when people do/say things that I EXPECT to come from SUCH people and I STRAIGHT IGNORE THEM and to ME they ONLY EXIST in PRAYER. Now, a “SCRAPE” is when they RUB & RUB & RUB & RUB and the RUBBING can GO ON for some time until it becomes a SCRAPE (you know like a scrape visible when you “FALL”) once the SCRAPE appears I tend to “FALL” and I have ADMITTED to MYSELF that I TRULY lose “MY WITNESS” in those moments. So, I ask MYSELF is ALL THAT Jesus/Lord/God that I spread to ENCOURAGE people with TRULY WORTH LOSING?? All that God has BUILT for the PLEASURE of the world to say……..
“LOOK @ HER I KNEW SHE WAS FAKING OLE HYPOCRITE”. Romans 2:3 Since you judge others for doing these things, why do you think you can avoid God’s judgment when you do the same things?
I feel it’s VERY MEANINGFUL for me to represent God to the world. HOWEVER, this verse TRULY SCARES me. God is going to hold “ME” accountable for my “SCRAPE” outburst and my actions are NO BETTER than the person who I ALLOWED to cause the OUTBURST and in God’s EYE’s I will be held JUST AS RESPONSIBLE as them. So, that means I don’t get a BREAK for all the other days I’m in God’s WILL??? NOOOOPE!!!! I gets NO PASS!! I say all this to say WE spend SO MUCH TIME WATCHING/HOLDING OTHER people responsible/accountable for THEIR ACTIONS that WE SOMETIMES OVERLOOK OUR ACTIONS/FLAWS!!!! COME ON… BE TRULY HONEST with YOURSELF because that’s the ONLY person “THAT MATTERS” that WE’RE FOOLING because God ALREADY KNOWS!!! Romans 2:4 “Don’t you see how wonderfully kind, tolerant, and patient God is with you? Does this mean anything to you?” Yes, He has been ALL THIS to ME… What about YOU???? Romans 2:5 “Can’t you see that his kindness is intended to turn you from your sin?” But, this is the part when I was studying that MADE ME TRULY REPENT and placed this message on my spirit.
Romans 2:5-10 But because you are stubborn and refuse to turn from your sin, you are storing up terrible punishment for yourself. For a day of anger is coming, when God’s righteous judgment will be revealed. He will judge everyone according to what they have done. He will give eternal life to those who keep on doing good, seeking after the glory and honor and immortality that God offers. But he will pour out his anger and wrath on those who live for themselves, who refuse to obey the truth and instead live lives of wickedness. There will be trouble and calamity for everyone who keeps on doing what is evil—for the Jew first and also for the Gentile. But there will be glory and honor and peace from God for all who do good.”
Today, be ENCOURAGED to begin a “NEW” and when WE think about looking at OTHERS WAYS/FLAWS walk past a mirror and TRULY LOOK @ YOURSELF “INSIDE & OUT” and ENCOURAGE YOURSELF 2 FIX YOU before you spend ALL YOUR TIME TRYING TO FIX OTHERS. Keep in mind that “OUR WITNESS” will do ALL THE WORK for US THRU CHRIST and the REST WILL FALL IN PLACE as long as WE CONTINUE to STRIVE by the SECOND to be in HIS WILL…..& REMEMBER THE MOST IMPORTANT QUOTE IN MY VOCABULARY “GOD KNOWS ALL” so don’t CONCERN yourself with the world’s view of you HOWEVER, don’t “LOSE YOUR WITNESS” while NOT concerning yourself.
John 8:1-11. These Jews passed judgment on a guilty woman but they soon learned that she was not the only guilty one! These religious and moral men had to walk away with nothing to say! NO NOT ONE WORD!!!
THE PRINCIPLE: The reason we so easily recognize sin in others is because we are so used to it in ourselves. When we point the accusing finger at someone there are three fingers that point right back at the accuser!!! Please take a SECOND to pray & EVALUATE YOU!! THE END in Jesus Name……
Be Focused on YOU & LIGHTEN up on OTHERS
Be In CONTROL of YOUR “WITNESS” THRU CHRIST
Be Encouraging “OTHERS” thru YOUR ways
Be Changing YOUR life 2 ASSIST in Changing another’s……….
YES I’M FREEEEE!!! Thank YOU Lord…….
Monisha Starr Carter