Thoughts flood my mind after I saw an old text from a friend.
I don't know if I necessarily care about how people view me, but when someone pleads with me to be open, to not judge them, to be kind with my words, I have to wonder. Do I come across as judgmental and unwilling to waver in my belief of how things should be?
Now, I'm not saying I need to change how I think because I have firm beliefs that God's way is best. Yeah, humans screw up and twist His words and ideas to fit their purposes. I screwed up, I'll admit that to anyone. But I'd like to believe that with God's help I'm doing better.
But if that means I'm coming across judgmental when I give my beliefs, maybe I'm coming across too strong? Maybe I'm trying too hard to push my beliefs on someone else that I knew once believed the same things I did.
I'm really struggling with this whole idea that my friends aren't willing to come to me with things they need to talk about because I've been "judgmental" towards them in the past. I don't believe Jesus would want it to be this way, but maybe I'm wrong? I never condemn the person, never judge the person, but maybe it comes across that way. And I feel so lost and confused about it. How do I fix this? How do I become someone people want to approach when they're not sure if I'll judge them or be like someone else that judged them?