Thursday, July 9, 2009
ACCOUNTABLE TO WHOM?
As you look around, don’t you sometimes become frustrated with how poorly everyone else seems to be living their lives? Your neighbor, try as she might, just can’t seem to get it together to keep her house clean and in order. Another neighbor is so busy, there is never any food in her cupboards so she continually dashes out for fast food. Another friend is extremely ill, yet her family doesn’t seem to help out much at home. Everywhere you look, you see people failing miserably.
Is it our job to hold others accountable? No, it certainly is not. Each person has a “story” which God is working out in his or her life. They may not be doing their “story” perfectly, but that is God’s business, not ours. In fact, if we look at our OWN “story”, we may find much to keep us busy. We will have no time to be looking at others’ stories.
Who are you to pass judgment on the servant of another? It is before his own master that he stands or falls. And he will be upheld for the Master is able to make him stand. Romans 14:4
Heavenly Father, please help me to keep my eyes on my own “story”, doing those things I know which please You. In Jesus’ name. Amen.