Friday, February 27, 2009

Status

I quit updating my facebook status because I felt judged. Like it was some reflection of how I spend my time. Well, I guess others don't know that I have an iPhone and when I wait in line to pick up my kiddos from school, it is a fun thing for me to tool around on. I can't believe how defensive I feel on this topic!

With that said, I realize how easy it is to judge people. It is dangerous how easy it is. We don't have enough information to properly assess where others are in their life. Nor should we be doing such things. I am so thrilled at the idea that God knows me so well, there is no justifying anything. I don't need to defend myself. On the contrary, I need to humble myself before a God who has given me the power to be more than a conqueror. Ooooh, that could get me going on a whole new post.....

More than a conqueror!!! It is too easy to feel defeat because of the sin that is reigning in this world. We think that with our own flesh and what we see around us, that there is no hope. But, as stated in my last post... YET, I still dare to hope in the faithfulness of our God. Sure troubles come. In fact:
We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair. We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed. 2 Corinthians 4:8 & 9

We are not crushed, driven to despair, never abandoned and are not destroyed!!!! That is victory!!! So, while I continue to live not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, may I not be so concerned with how others may view the choices I make.

Have a wonderful weekend!!!!

5 comments:

Chelle said...

I couldn't care less what everyone else thinks. And, I rather enjoyed your status updates! :) Press on...

soonercolby said...

Thank you for this uplifting post. You're always an encouragement to me.

Mimi said...

"Any story sounds true until someone sets the record straight." Pr 18:17 NLT You are so right that judging others without facts leads to destruction.

Staceystace said...

I like Mimi's verse selection! I am most often reminded of how destructive judging is when I am being unfairly judged.

colorfulwoman said...

Why do you feel judged? Did someone say something?? Andrew has mobile Facebook app too and so he's always updating. People can say stupid things sometimes and they don't even know how bad it sounds, hope noone said anything to make you feel judged:)