• Alice R Owens

Stop Judging Yourself

Updated: Jan 11, 2021

Do not judge others, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn others, or it will all come back against you. Forgive others, and you will be forgiven. Luke 6:37

Here Jesus is teaching about judging others. But this scripture spoke to me about judging myself.

In my season of struggle, I felt judged for wrong decisions. I felt condemned and unforgiven. And all those feelings were my own. I was prosecutor, judge and jury.

Human nature tests our actions. Each day we can stand in judgment over others for the littlest of things. We also stand in judgment of ourselves. Self-harming is not limited to physical harm. The spoken word has enormous power. The unspoken word has enormous power. We criticize and berate ourselves with words and thoughts. We can tear down or build up ourselves with a simple word or thought.

This scripture spoke to me and helped me to stop self-harming myself with negative thoughts. God had not judged me. I judged myself. God had not condemned me. I condemned myself. God had forgiven me, but I could not forgive myself.

No more self-harming! Stop judging yourself!

Declaration: Declare today, I release all negative thoughts and stop self-harming myself with words. I forgive myself of past deeds.

Action: Study God’s Word. Meditate on Luke 6:37-42 Jesus Teaches about Judging Others

Prayer: Lord, thank You for not judging me. Thank You for not condemning me. Thank you for forgiving me. Teach me Lord to stop self-harming myself with negative thoughts and words. I can be my own worst critic. Teach me to forgive myself for my past deeds, and to let go of the past. Help me to move forward in the life you have for me to lead. In Jesus Name. Amen

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