Friday, September 21, 2012
Practice What You Preach
Let's get one thing straight before I start this blog post.
I'm a Christian. I've always been a Christian. Raised Mormon to be exact. I fell out of my faith for a while because it was pushed so hard but recently, and by recently I mean the past year, I have found that faith and love again for Him. Really, really found it. I wouldn't change it one bit. Or how it happened. I wouldn't change a thing.
Let me also add that I am in NO WAY the perfect Christian. Or person. No one is and no one will be. But you know what's great about my God? He doesn't care. He doesn't care how imperfect you are. But what he does care about? Is how His Christians treat each other and others. (among other things of course but my point for the post is how to treat others lol)
Which brings me to this. I do not understand the women who write everyday about their faith and exclaim just how great He is then in another post, tweet, etc they are judging other moms or raining on other people's parades. You know better than that. For starters it's common sense to be nice to others but as women and as mothers we should be even more supportive and encouraging.
This isn't new news in the blogging world. Or the world for that matter. But it drives me bat shit crazy that judgies are throwing their views around and knocking other moms down.
Just because you see things differently doesn't give you the right to demean someone else or to push your beliefs and judgements on them. I have seen so many women in this blog world do just that.
If you are a Christian. BE ONE. Stop being a hypocrite. Being a Christian doesn't make you any better than anyone else. It's your job to TEACH and to be an EXAMPLE.
Would you tell your children that it's okay to be judgey towards someone else or to exclude someone else just because they didn't believe what your children did? Or to exclude them and talk about them because their clothes aren't monogrammed or they aren't wearing the "right brand" for that year?
I would hope not. So why would you be that way? Your children are what you show them.
Be the Christian, the woman, the person that you are supposed to be.
Edit: I started this post Tuesday evening. Wednesday morning I was reading through my Google Reader and was fired up not in a good way about someone's post that I read. Which furthers my beliefs in my own post because it's just infuriating!
I was judged last year. I had extremely hurtful things said to me that I didn't deserve. They didn't know the whole story, no one knew the whole story. YOU NEVER KNOW THE FULL STORY OF SOMEONE'S LIFE. I was automatically judged on something these people "saw" without knowing the whole truth. Was I ready to share last year? Nope. That's why you didn't know what was going on until later on. Was it really any of their business? Not at all. But because I trusted them I told them a little bit of what was going on. Big mistake.
This year? I got a message saying "I've been praying and I forgive you for what you've done". I'm sorry but that is not a Christian. You judged me. I didn't do anything to be "forgiven" for. If anything I should be the one praying for you and forgiving you.
With that said, practice what you preach ladies. Remember you never, ever know the full story of what someone is going through.
Happy Friday Y'all!