You Just Never Know
Updated: Apr 10, 2019
I feel the spirit moving to talk about the elephant in the room. That one thing that's going on in our lives that nobody wants to talk about. We all have our burdens, the heavy stuff that weighs us down, so why are we so quick to judge?
We look at people and think, "whey are they in that situation", why "don't they just change?" Or, "why are they wearing that, or doing that?", you get the idea.
You just never know what someone is going through. It could be mental illness, it could be a physical illness we can't see, or maybe its a toxic relationship, a loss of income, a loss of someone they love, sometimes we are just worn out! This world offers us so many struggles....the last thing we all need is to be judged. I'm guilty of it too. Its in our human nature, but that doesn't mean it should be excused or ignored.
I encourage you to ask God to take those thoughts as soon as they enter your mind. We need to be mindful of our thoughts, words, and actions. Our words are so powerful. They can change lives! A simple hello, and acknowledgement of a person's existence could save their life. Our words teach our younger generations how to treat people. That's a huge responsibility which we are granted freely, praise be to God, and THANK YOU to our service people past and present!
Whatever your elephant is, I pray you share it. With God, with friends. Let God take the burden from you, and let your brothers and sisters in Christ walk with you through your valley of shadows.
I pray that we are all mindful, you just never know what someone is and has gone through. Amen.