Who am I to define who you are? Who am I to judge you? Who am I to label you? Who am I to make assumptions of you? Who am to tell you how to live your life? Who am I to tell you you’re not perfect? Who am I to tell you what you like or don’t like? Who am I to tell you what you should watch? Who am I to tell you what to listen to? Who am I to question what you do? Who am I to judge you without living in your shoes?
“Throughout life, people are constantly telling us what we can or cannot become and what we have or don’t have. It’s just like they’re sticking a label on us: too short, too slow, too old, too many mistakes, not talented enough. These labels are not what God says about us. If we don’t know any better, we will wear them like they’re the truth, and it limits what God wants to do in our lives. But understand, people don’t determine our destiny; God does. If you’re going to rise to the next level and become everything God has created you to be, remove every label that is holding you back. You are not what people label you. You are what God labels you. God labels you, “chosen, forgiven, restored, redeemed, valuable, a masterpiece.” When you remember what God says about you, those wrong labels will not be able to stick, and you will see God’s victory in your life!” – Joel Osteen
Why do we feel we need to put a meaning around each and every action or moment or person? Do our interpretations cause others to miss out on something? Does it cause us to miss out on something? One day while sitting in your office, in class, in the library, coffee shop, church, at a concert….step back and observe the world around you. How many of them have hidden pasts? We all do. We all label each other whether on purpose, by mistake, an occasional slip, a burst of anger…. Remember, we are only human.
The people in your life now….how many of them can you really trust? How do YOU know them to be in a particular situation? We have no idea what anyone’s journey is all about. In the end it’s all about living your own life and let others live their own lives. What matters most is yourself and those who really know you and love you, no matter what.