Do you find yourself making assumptions about people, places, situations, and circumstances?
"Judging a book by its cover" or drawing conclusions on little (if any) factual information is dangerous stuff.
I'm so glad that Jesus didn't draw an assumption about me (or you) and acted upon it. Instead, Jesus sees all of the facts and lives in reality and hope - not the fear that comes from uncertainty or making a judgment based on a sliver of information.
Here are three ways we... or, I can get beyond personal assumptions and love people like Jesus loves me.
Ultimately, Jesus leads us beyond our assumptions. He is not only the model - He is the only One who can judge... and He was judged... for us!
The only One in the entire universe who could make an assumption about us chose instead of making an assumption based on half-truths and partial facts, chose to love us unconditionally.
Here's the point: whether it's giving people the benefit of the doubt, praying for others instead of judging them, or choosing peace over war - Jesus' Spirit is the source of our power when it comes to living this out.
How has Jesus taught you to go beyond making assumptions like He did for you? Drop me an email and let me know.
The OSLC ministry team is a growing collection of women and men who live as a family on mission, leading the OSLC family in connecting an unchanging God with a changing world by loving God, loving people, and living like Jesus.