Don’t Assume Things
I’ve said this often and I believe it wholeheartedly. You don’t really know anyone until you know their story. We have all been guilty of assuming things about others based on what we think we know from outside perception. You have to take the time to get to know someone before you can know much about anyone.
Maybe that person in front of you has lived a life of neglect and abuse. Maybe that person in front of you never had parents or a great place to call home. Maybe that person is bleeding inside because of a grief that has taken their breath away and they just need someone to care. Maybe that person in front of you simply doesn’t know Jesus the only peace maker.
Instead of jumping to conclusions about anyone make sure you know who you’re talking to and what you’re talking about.Otherwise, you’re very likely to assume things that aren’t true.
“Do not judge others, and you will not be judged. For you will be treated as you treat others. The standard you use in judging is the standard by which you will be judged. “And why worry about a speck in your friend’s eye when you have a log in your own? How can you think of saying to your friend, ‘Let me help you get rid of that speck in your eye,’ when you can’t see past the log in your own eye? Hypocrite! First get rid of the log in your own eye; then you will see well enough to deal with the speck in your friend’s eye.” Matthew 7:1-5 (NLT)