Have you ever made a judgment or jumped to an unsavory conclusion before giving someone or something a chance?
Perhaps taking a firm stance, getting all rigid and closed off – absolutely certain you are right?!
Boy I sure have – not a pretty picture!
As a matter of fact I remember a time I tried out a new church a few years back. As I parked my car and started walking down the sidewalk towards the sanctuary I found myself immediately going into judgment- ugh, church in an industrial park? The people here don’t look like “my peeps”. It doesn’t have that “feeling” that makes me comfortable blah, blah, blah.
Sound familiar? Have you made similar assumptions?
I let my discomfort get the best of me and I felt myself contracting, my heart closing and disconnecting from the people in the room and then feeling a little superior (a common defense mechanism that pops up when you are feeling insecure, like you don’t fit in) Nonetheless, geeeeez! In church yet!
Then I remembered a powerful phrase my work out coach had given me – I’m paraphrasing here but the gist of it is….
Click here to learn the tool I used to open myself up to this new experience, how it helped me and how you can use it too