We’ve all said it or heard it at some point in our lives:
“Don’t judge me!”
OR…….. haughtily quoted the infamous verse:
“Judge not that ye be not judged!”
Isn’t it funny that we always say that in the King James Version? 😄
Well the Lord reminded me of this verse recently. And so I began to write down the names of the people that I always feel judged by.
Yup…..I wrote them all down in my journal. And the last one that I wrote down made me stop……
- MY MIND
And right there in that moment the Holy Spirit dropped a land mine sized revelation on me:
The person who judges me the most …………is ME! 😳
Sooooo wait wait wait a minute! What about all those times I felt as if this person or that person didn’t like me or thought that I had not done a good job or didn’t like my outfit?
It was all in my mind. 😫
No one had actually told me these things. I just thought them. All this time I had been judging MYSELF.
The truth is that many of us struggle with the Fear of feeling JUDGED. Whether it is from real or imaginary circumstances (like mine), feeling judged affects our self esteem and makes us downright bitter and angry.
How dare they make me feel less than I am!
That’s right! 😠
And who gave them the right to judge you anyway???!
Why does their opinion of you matter so much to you? (Ouch!! ……I know that hurt ’cause it hurt me!) But for real though why do we care about what they say??!
Have you ever seen a confident man or woman walk past you on their way to work? Let’s say they are some big time CEO of a large corporation. Do you think that other people’s negative thoughts about them matter to them?
Nope. With a Capital N.
Do you know why it doesn’t matter to them? It’s because they know who they are. And what they believe and know about themselves trumps any lies persons with a grudge can come up with. They are SELF CONFIDENT. That’s it.
And we need to be too.
After getting this revelation the Lord gave me this scripture:
Then he reminded me of a video that I saw years ago. It is so very appropriately titled ‘How to be Confident’ 😁.
The link is here.
And well because I love you I am also adding an extra Confidence Boost 😉.
Let’s face the truth. The problem isn’t them. It’s us. So seek to work on you instead of blaming others for your insecurities.
It’s all part of the plan for a greater 2019 💪🎉 #greaterthings2019