I saw a post about my favourite PBA player and it was all about how lucky he was because of his new girlfriend. HIS NEW GF!? I was shocked since he had a wife and kids.
I did a quick google search and found articles about him going through marital difficulties that affected his game. I also searched for his partner on Instagram like the stalker that I am and came across a beautiful young woman.
Instantly, I judged him. I said to myself, “How could he leave the woman who stayed with him when he was poor?”
I went on with my day, and since I was recently hired I had to complete an assessment for my training. It was online, and it required a hundred percent mark for me to pass. I was very confident since I prepared for it.
I read the first question, I looked at the options, made a decision, and clicked submit. There was a pop-up that said, “Correct!” I continued to the next one, and I got a “Correct!” pop-up again. I felt extremely proud of myself. I went on and got a pop-up that said “Incorrect!”
I was stunned. I stared at that pop-up for a few seconds. I knew I failed. I was not finished with the test yet, and it got me wondering if I should continue. I decided to complete the test, and as expected, I failed.
I got worried and upset. I talked to my trainer right away and asked him what I should do next. He said that I should relax and he would just let me retake it.
What a relief! It got me thinking what if the trainer didn’t give me a second chance? What if my trainer said, “No, that’s it, you failed.” What could’ve happened to me?
The Bible says that God’s mercy for us is new every morning. Like what happened to me in my assessment, when we make a mistake, we can just try again. Isn’t that great? That is excellent news because all of us screw up.
I looked at my basketball hero’s situation again, and I just said to myself, “Who am I to judge you?”
I sometimes forget that God called us to love and not to judge. Through the empowerment from Jesus, we can stop negative insights, promote good vibes and spread positivity! Soar higher through Jesus!
Matthew 7:1-5 New International Version (NIV)
7 “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. 2 For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. 3 “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? 4 How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? 5 You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.