I can’t help but judge people. And yes… I KNOW that I am being judged, and have always been judged. So… what else is new? I look upon myself as, somewhat… half-way successful (I know…a bit of pride), and maybe I would have been considerably more successful, if I had “not judged” others…or them, to me. I admit it…I’m a judger. I judge others. Guilty as charged.
But why? If you don’t judge people…or, things, events, products, or results… then, as a leader, you are limiting your ability to lead. You are limiting your ability to hire, and to fire. How do you cull people out? How do you measure the results? How do you promote, or terminate? How, or why, can you compliment, complement…or criticize? How do determine who you would want to marry, or love? BTW… we even exercise judgement every time we go through the ‘election process.’ People who say they don’t judge are….eh… I believe, not very… truthful.
That’s why there are “Courts of Law,” juries… and parole boards…so they can JUDGE others as to their fitness to be part of everyday society. Even, Our Lord God… judges; in fact… He is the Ultimate Judge….it is called “The Final Judgement.” Now…. of course, I don’t get into judging some things… or should I say…I try not to.
Even, some churches refuse to allow some into their membership….how, unless they judge? And, even, some churches expel their members for not abiding by certain criteria of membership. This would, also, be true in… Country Clubs, Bar Associations, Medical Boards, and other various boards of certification… they all JUDGE. Even our Congress is ‘judging’… as we speak. The want to know who is the best, or worse, of the rest? (But, they seldom judge each other).
But for me… here is what I do in my judgment process… of others. I do it with a kind heart, for their own good, and therefore my own. I try to make it a learning experience; one that will challenge their abilities, their commitment, and their resolve… and, to improve my own. To JUDGE, then… is to TRAIN, to DEMAND, to COUNSEL, to STRENGTHEN, and to LOVE.
That’s the way I do it…how about you?
Leviticus 19:15 – “‘Do not pervert justice; do not show partiality to the poor or favoritism to the great, but judge your neighbor fairly. Jeremiah 22:3 – This is what the LORD says: “Do what is just and right. Rescue from the hand of the oppressor the one who has been robbed. Do no wrong or violence to the foreigner, the fatherless or the widow, and do , not shed innocent blood in this place.”