An Open Letter to the People who Tear Others Down
You may read your bible. You may actively share scripture on social media accounts. However, reading your bible and being open about the scripture that you like does not make you perfect. Lower your expectations, please. Loving Jesus does not mean that you do not have bad habits. Loving Jesus does not mean that you think you're better than anyone. Loving Jesus does not mean that you think you are perfect or without flaw. Some people love Jesus because they know that they are broken and imperfect. Those people love Jesus because they are unable to do life without having faith in God. I'm sorry if you have ever misunderstood their intentions. I'm sorry if you have gotten the wrong impression because you only know them through gossip and social media.
People turn to different things for comfort, because life on Earth sucks. Some people turn to sex, drugs, music, or art for comfort, while some people turn to God for comfort. Turning to God for comfort and pursuing a walk with God does not make you perfect. You do not magically change into some wonderful, loving angel overnight. You may still be rude and jealous while loving Jesus because it's a work in progress. It may not be the behavior God wishes for you to have, but it's a process to grow into being who God wants you to be. It takes time. Making mistakes while maturing is something we all do.
Not one person has a perfect past or a perfect future. Not one person can say that they have never talked badly about someone else. Not one person can say that they've never told a lie. And, not one person can say that they've never fallen short and turned their back on God to fulfill their own desires.
You are going to make mistakes. You are going to be human.
You may be new to this and you may be working on yourself the best that you can every day, and
you struggle with it every day, but you can pray that God continues to guide you.
If you don't like what someone is doing with their life, then quit paying attention to them. Quit worrying about them. Worry about yourself. Do not waste time that you could be investing in your own future while they are building theirs.
"for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by His grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus," -Romans 3:23-24