A while back, my friend brought me along to her Pilates class. I confidently scanned the room and made my assessment.
The average age in the class was about sixty-years-old.
I thought, “NO sweat…I’ve got this!”
Don’t judge a book by its cover!
The instructor (old enough to be my mother) looked me up and down. I guess she was making HER assessment.
“Okay ladies,” she announced, “we have a NEWBIE! So I’m gonna take it EASY on you today.”
What? Take it easy? Are you KIDDING me? I’ve never taken a Pilates class, but I DO work out! No, really…I’ve GOT this!!!
Boy, was I was WRONG!
Sometimes, we look at other folks and SIZE THEM UP.
- Just look what they’re WEARING!
- They can’t AFFORD to drive that!
- Can you believe all those TATTOOS?
- Wow, she really looks OLD!
- They probably never even finished SCHOOL!
Every day, we tend to judge other people. But God warns us NOT to, unless WE enjoy being judged, ourselves.
Matthew 7:1 is very clear. “Do not judge others, and you will not be judged.” (NLT)
It only took me five minutes to realize that I didn’t have ANYTHING! These sixty-year-old women were KICKING my butt!!!
As I was leaving the classroom, the instructor SMILED and said to me, “If you’ll come back, we can get that booty lifted back up to where it SUPPOSED to be.”
Luckily, nothing in my body was really hurt…except my PRIDE!
Have you ever been totally surprised by someone who you previously judged?Yeah…me too! Hit me with an EMOJI so I know I’m not alone!!!
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