My purpose here on Earth is to love and be loved. Not to judge or condemn others or myself.
The devil is really good at getting under my skin but luckily my best friend, God has a remedy for that. Love ’em.
I remember the first taste of this I got when I was a youngen. My sister and I were fighting and arguing over I don’t know what and at one point something hit me.
In the mist of our feud something told me to tell her “I love you!”
It just confused her and enraged her even more when I yelled at her “I love you!” but it did something to me I would never forget. It gave me peace.
Yes she was still mad but I was able to see what we were doing was silly and worth laughing at. I knew I couldn’t stop her rage but I got pulled out of the madness.
I must have been about 8 or 9 when it hit me but it was a valuable life lesson for me. After that I remember peace keeping being a big part of who I was.
When I said I love you, it was like I could see what God sees. A child, no matter what the age of the person. It’s a lot easier to associate with people when you can picture them as children.
I’m not saying I was never mad or hurt by people after this revelation but it does get me to the forgiving part quicker when I do remember who we are and what God sees. No matter what our age, we are children in His eyes. He wants us to love and be loved. Period.
My Purpose is to Love
He did not call me to judge but to love. He tells me to leave the judging part to Him (Ecclesiastes 12:14, Luke 6:37). My job, which is summed up by His son is to love(Mark 12:29-31).
Now since I am to love others, the best way to do that is to learn to love myself first. Not in a conceited sense but if I can’t take care of myself, how am I going to be able to take care of others? Don’t just do things for people because someone else told you too or said it is the “right” thing to do.
If you really want to help or love someone then take a good long look at yourself and stop condemning yourself. Recognize you have a hurt inside that needs healing and focus on that healing. It was easy for me to see others as children and see what God sees in them, but to see myself that way took a lot longer to figure out, and I’m still working on it.
Well I hope this helps. God bless you!