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Walk in Your Shoes

Romans 14:4

Who are you to pass judgment on the servant of another? It is before his own master that he stands or falls. And he will be upheld, for the Lord is able to make him stand.


WE MAY EACH HAVE A PICTURE OF WHAT A CHRISTIAN SHOULD LOOK LIKE. I MIGHT HAVE A PRECONCEIVED PICTURE OF WHAT YOUR LIFE SHOULD LOOK LIKE. AND YOU MAY HAVE THE SAME OPINION OF ME.

WE MAY LIVE OUR LIVES TO PLEASE, OR APPEAL TO A CERTAIN GROUP OF PEOPLE.

BUT THE THING IS, EVEN THE PEOPLE THAT YOU HOLD UP ON THE HIGHEST PEDESTAL, WILL LET YOU DOWN. AND WE, WILL ALSO, DESPITE OUR GREATEST EFFORTS, LET DOWN THE PEOPLE THAT LOVE AND LOOK UP TO US.

THAT’S THE THING ISN’T IT??

I’M NOT GOD.

I’M NOT PERFECT.

I MAY WANT TO BE GOD, OR MAYBE JUST A LITTLE MINI GOD TO A FEW PEOPLE.

BUT, I MAKE A POOR GOD.

I WOUD BE LIKE THOSE FALSE GOD’S THAT THE GREEKS USED TO INVENT.

THEY WERE MUCH LIKE THEMSELVES. CRUEL AND SELF SERVING.


SO, COMING BACK TO THE POINT,,,


I DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU ARE GOING THROUGH. I DO NOT WALK IN YOUR SHOES.

GOD DEALS WITH EACH OF US AT OUR OWN PACE. THE PLACE WHERE YOU ARE IN YOUR WALK THROUGH LIFE MAY NOT LOOK LIKE I THINK IT SHOULD LOOK.

BUT THEN WHO AM I TO JUDGE ANOTHER’S SERVANT? YOU SHOULD NOT LIVE YOUR LIFE TO GET MY APPROVAL.

THE ONLY ONE WHO’S APPROVAL MATTERS IS GOD. AND IF YOU ARE HIS SERVANT, NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE IN YOUR WALK WITH HIM,,, WHO AM I TO JUDGE YOU.


THE “ISSUE” THAT YOU ARE STILL DEALING WITH MAY BE ONE THAT GOD DEALT WITH ME ON LONG AGO. OR MAYBE I NEVER HAD AN ISSUE WITH IT IN THE FIRST PLACE.

SO I MAY THINK THAT YOU SHOULD BE WAY PAST THAT BY NOW.

BUT THERE, I DID IT AGAIN.

I JUDGED YOU BY MY STANDARD. NOT BY GOD’S.


LOOK AT THE LAST PART OF THIS VERSE FROM ROMANS 14:4


“AND HE WILL BE UPHELD. BECAUSE GOD IS ABLE TO MAKE HIM STAND”


GOD IS ABLE TO MAKE ME STAND. IT DOESN’T MATTER IF SOMEONE ELSE THINKS MY WALK JUST ISN’T MEASURING UP AT THE MOMENT. YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT IS TRANSPIRING BETWEEN GOD AND I.

IT IS BEFORE GOD, AND HIM ALONE, THAT I STAND OR FALL.

SO LET’S HAVE GRACE FOR OUR BROTHER OR SISTER. WE HAVE NO IDEA OF THEIR STRUGGLE. SOMETHING THAT COMES EASY TO US MAY JUST BE KILLING THEM.

I LIKE TO KEEP A PICTURE IN MY MIND OF MYSELF AS I WAS BEFORE GOD REACHED DOWN AND PULLED ME UP OUT OF THE MUD.

IT KIND OF KEEPS IT REAL FOR ME.

#walkinyourshoes

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