Thursday, October 28, 2010

Message from Judy Musgrave, West Campus Pre-K Teacher

In the past year, there have been many changes that have taken place in my life. During this time I have felt God dealing with me in one of many areas, however, one in particular has been on how I look at others. I know a young lady who back in January had to make a very hard choice. As this young ladies aunt, I stood by her knowing that when it got out many were going to judge her and her family as well. I kept hearing my mother say to me love her, she needs your love and know that God is still doing a work in her life. So as I sat on that little couch that Sunday afternoon and listened to her tell me about what she did. I sat and cried and said Father, don’t let me judge another young woman or anyone for that matter because we do not know what is going on in their lives for them to have chosen the path they are on but You do.

In Matthew 7:1 it says, “Judge not, that ye be not judged”. I grew up in a very judgmental type of church; however, I was blessed with parents that did not allow themselves to fall into that trap. They took time to get to know the person and see them the way God would want to see them. I had often heard my parents quote this verse and the verse that talks about he who hath no sin, may cast the first stone. Ouch!!

I have taken this into consideration with my families that I work with each year. We cannot follow our student’s home. We cannot even be with them every second at school. We do not know what they are dealing with that may or may not affect them in school, at home, with friends, etc. Yet, we tend to judge them for their actions, their dress, their attitude, etc. Take time to get to know that child and see them as God would want you to see them. Look at them through His eyes and not your own. We may not understand the path they are on but God sees the future and who knows you may plant the seed that will one day grow and help them in the right direction.

I challenge you to stop looking at those around you in your own eyes but instead look at them through God’s eyes.


  1. Beautiful. Thank God he is merciful and forgiving with us and we should be with others. Thank you for the reminder.

  2. This is very nice post. God is around us and we should consider everyone as God's child.


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