Keep Your Eyes in Your Own Backyard

“You’re being hypercritical and a hypocrite! First acknowledge your own ‘blind spots’ and deal with them, and then you’ll be capable of dealing with the ‘blind spot’ of your friend.”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭7:5‬ ‭TPT‬‬

A very dear friend spoke this into my life years ago.

I’ll never forget it.

Yet I forget it daily.

As my mind criticizes others for the things I would do better or not at all.

So says me.

But I was drawn back to My Master’s Words,

As He was speaking to Peter about the forgiving seventy times seven.


I tend to think of pulling the last straw.

I’ve had enough.

But Praise Jesus, He’s never had enough of me.

You know why?

He doesn’t have a file bin.

He’s chosen to forget about all the mistakes I’ve made.

When I confess my wrongs, it doesn’t clear my spiritual scoreboard.

No, it cleanses my conscience.

I made a decision yesterday, again,

That the People He Loves, I Love.

All the way to hell if I have to.

God is not willing that any should perish, any more than I’m not willing for family members to have anything against me,

But some will.

Some will go to hell because they choose to deny what Jesus did for them.

That will be it.

Not because of Sin.

Sin was atoned for.

Jesus decided to surrender to the cross.

Our cross.

He made an exchange.

His righteousness for our unrighteousness.

That is already settled.

What we do with His decision is up to us.

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