This morning after taking Tyler Bree to the orthodontist, I came back home and my neighbor said something to me along the lines of "you always look so put together"....to which I laughed and said "oh, believe me...it's all a show." I sure fooled her.
Which it was. I hadn't showered. Yesterday's mascara defined my tired eyes. I had just dealt with a nasty meltdown about going to school. I was barefoot in my boots because I couldn't find any socks. My pulled back coif disguised my greasy hair. Aaaaand, I hadn't even brushed my teeth yet.
So one can imagine why I scoffed at my neighbor's sentiment. I most certainly do NOT have it all together, which got me thinking of how we portray others in our minds. We've all heard the adage "comparison is the thief of joy"....but I think it also bears remembering that judgement of others can rob your joy as well.
I'm sure if anyone had seen the "real" me this morning hiding behind my trench coat, there would have been some judgement passed. Heck, I might have judged myself! And I don't like that about me. I want to make it my M.O. to not see the shortcomings or differences of others (in all capacities, not just appearance)...but to see them how Christ does....in all of their potential and strengths.
Do you struggle with being judgemental...of yourself or others?