#126: Do You Have a Problem Being Judgy?

We’ve all been there. Someone’s eyes are burning a judgmental hole into us with their condemning glare. They watch us… our words, actions or appearance. We are being evaluated with a critical eye.

Being under the eye of judgmentalism is the worst. We hate being under its effects, but we constantly seem to keep giving it out against others.

The moment we see a flaw in someone or hear about a scandalous situation, the first response is to give an opinion, make an assessment and judge.

We know that judgmentalism is defiling. We wouldn’t want to be put under that kind of condemning microscope. So why do we throw others into that same arena?

Those who say, “please stop judging me” are expressing the shame and pain of being evaluated in a way that makes them feel unworthy. Yet if we really don’t want to be judged like that, why don’t we give that grace to others? It seems that thousands of years have not taught the people of God the lessons on how to judge, yet keep away from the destructive nature of judgmentalism.

Are you being a bit too judgy in your life? Most people deny it or shake it off as some little quirk.

Today, we want to own up to our own patterns of judgmentalism and invite you to walk free with us from the nasty clutches of judgmentalism.

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In this episode, we talk about: 

  • What comes to mind when you hear the word judgmentalism?
  • When was there a time when you felt you were being judged?
  • Look at three uses, based off the word judge.
  • Five questions you need to ask yourself before you judge in any way.

Recommended Resources:

Bitter Free by Mark DeJesus

Judging: When? Why? How? Derek Prince

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Mark DeJesus has been equipping people in a full time capacity since 1995, serving in various roles, including, teaching people of all ages, communicating through music, authoring books, leading and mentoring. Mark's deepest love is his family; his wife Melissa, son Maximus and daughter Abigail. Mark is a teacher, author and mentor who uses many communication mediums, including the written word, a weekly radio podcast show and videos. His deepest call involves equipping people to live as overcomers. Through understanding inside out transformation, Mark's message involves getting to the root of issues that contribute to the breakdown of our relationships, our health and our day to day peace. He is passionately reaching his world with a transforming message of love, healing and freedom. Out of their own personal renewal, Mark and Melissa founded Turning Hearts Ministries, a ministry dedicated to inside out transformation. Mark also founded Transformed You, a communication platform for Mark’s teachings, writing and broadcasts that are designed to encourage people in their journey of transformation. Mark and Melissa currently live in Connecticut.

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