What About You?

February 14, 2007

There are some things happening at my work that aren’t right. I really want to dwell on what other people are doing wrong, but God spoke to me this morning and I realize that I shouldn’t be looking at what other people are doing, but I’m supposed to be examining myself.

Boy…that just really got me. I really want to rant and rave to you about an unjustice that someone else is doing…but I can’t because what is looking back at me is Jesus saying, “What about you?”

It’s eating me up because I want to tell you the situation, but I can’t. The Holy Spirit keeps saying, “What about you?”

Thank God that he gives me his Holy Spirit to guide me. I sure would be in a heap of trouble at work if he wasn’t. The Holy Spirit reminded me of this verse:

“Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.”

Luke 6:37

What about you?

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5 Responses to “What About You?”

  1. Mark Wilson Says:

    Yeah, it’s not easy, doing this whole Christian loving thing.

    God bless you!
    Mark.

  2. Roopster Says:

    I recently did a summary of Matthew that emphasises these types of scriptures. It’s a very encouraging read.

    – Paul

  3. R-E-D Says:

    Johnnie,

    This happened to me earlier today. I wanted so bad to whinge. I already had my mind made up, I knew the words I wanted to say, who I wanted to whinge to, what I wanted to whinge about. And I just felt God say the SAME thing “what about you?” and partly, “really, is it as bad as you’re making it out to be?” and I tried to plead with God to let me whinge but it was stuck in my head “really? yeah? you think you should?” and in the end I just started laughing. Don’t let it frustrate you, don’t even try too hard to exercise “self-control”. Let the urge to whinge die away by letting God show you 1) the mirror 2) his grace. It will make you laugh and will fill you with joy. All your negative urges will melt like ice cream in the microwave. You’re loved. 🙂

    In Him,
    Diana/R-E-D

  4. byronm Says:

    I’m a spiritual man but not a christian for being a christian is labelling myself and all labels do is judge you against others.

    For what is the purpose of Luke’s proverbial saying if you can’t live by the simplicity of that saying?

    Christiantiy is a judgement and defeats the purposes of its own teachings.

    For i’m a spiritual man and find love, peace and harmony in those places where others only seek out evil. For i’m a spiritual man who reads stories and books of all types and takes the knowledge of others but develops my own path to follow.

    For the greatness of humanity isn’t in how others tell you to live but how you choose to live among all those others who were graced with life to begin with.

    I’m a spiritual man, who has even found love here 🙂

    Remember, thou shalt not judge.

    Matthew 7:1a: “Judge not, that ye be not judged”,

    oh yeah, i forgot… according to some christians that is a “liberal socialist mis-interpretation of the bible”.

    I guess that is true.. for i’m liberal, (open minded) and i believe in society (people who love one another and respect each other). Isn’t that everything christians want to be but fear to accept because in doing so they too would be a liberal socialist in the TRUEST SENSE of even who JESUS WAS.


  5. Hi Byronm,

    It’s interesting what you said about the label of a christian. I actually like to consider myself a child of God. He is my daddy and I trust him to show me the path I am to take.

    I think that as a follower of Christ I am on a journey. A journey to discover who God says I am and to understand why I am here. I try not to follow what others tell me, because their view is as distorted as my view. But, I do consider myself to be following the path that God is telling me.

    Don’t get me wrong, I stumble, I fall, I make a mess out of things. But…God helps me get back up, wipes the dirt from my knees (sometimes my face too) and tells me to keep trying. And if I fall again, he is still with me for He said that He would never leave me or forsake me.

    The only way that people know that I am a follower of Christ is my love. If you had looked at me 6 years ago when I was an alcoholic, you would not have seen it. You would have seen selfishness. But I know that each day, my love for God, myself and others has grown in leaps and bounds. It is a walk, a journey. It has hills and valleys.

    I’m just doing the best I can with Him guiding me.


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