Judging Other People When You Have No Idea About Their Stories

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The world we are living in today is full of judgements!


Tapiwa Zuze

While we encounter seemingly chronological and logical judgements from the judiciary, we also encounter impromptu judgements from the court of public opinion. The latter is prevalent, and most of the times so damning!

According to scripture, “In the land of Uz there lived a man whose name was Job. This man was blameless and upright; he feared God and shunned evil” – Job 1:1.

Job was a man of high level morality and integrity as authenticated by God himself. But the problem now comes in Chapter 3 of the book of Job, where Eliphaz, one of Job’s friends, makes some serious and startling accusations in an ignorant way. Eliphaz thought that Job, who was obviously not prospering, must have done something wrong in his life. No one, according to Eliphaz, could encounter such misfortunes if they are really innocent. He had already deemed Job to be guilty in his personal analysis.

However, as the story goes by, we see Job being vindicated by God in all his experiences, actions and responses.

This is the world we live in today. Whenever something happens in your life, people are very quick to judge and sentence you in their minds. They put you on trial, condemn you and sometimes metaphorically kill you for all the supposed misdeeds!!

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It is important to note that:
Not all people taking hard drugs are bad influence!
Not all those who aborted are really bad people!
Not everyone who killed is a murderer!
Not everyone who stole is a thief!
Not all mothers who abandoned their children on the streets are bad parents!
Not everyone incarcerated is really guilty!

Sometimes, due to circumstances beyond one’s own control, people may momentarily do something stupid. But it doesn’t make them stupid people. Why not understand their stories before passing your judgements?

Let us remind one another that words and actions means everything! We can help build or destroy some people’s futures through our words! You might be walking scot-free today but you killed someone’s future through your words. You could have killed a number of dreams out there through your responses and actions. Beware of being critical and judgmental.

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In order to save our generation and those coming after us, may we abstain from this sad behaviour of criticizing our fellow mankind just for the sake of it. Let God work His perfect will over their lives.

Stay blessed always.


Tapiwa Zuze
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