Good morning, Mighty Woman of God! I speak blessings of the Lord Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior over you and your household. And that you prosper spiritually and physically as you follow after Him.
(Matthew 7:1-5) Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your sister's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your sister's eye.
TURN-UPS, no I didn't misspell the word. What are "turn-ups" you ask? Well, to some of you, it's not a good message if the Holy Spirit begins to tug at you. But all messages are always out of love.
"Turn-ups" are people who turn up their noses at other people, like they ain't never been through nothing themselves. "Turn-ups" are people that forgot they weren't born saved and even if they were they still have sinned. "Turn-ups" are the type of people that have nothing else to do all day but to continuously watch you and wait for you to mess up.
I don't need anyone around me that has not been in the dirt at some point in their lives. I don't need anyone around me that act like they don't experience having marital problems. They act like for the 15 years they have been married, they have never said anything or done anything wrong to their spouse. I don't need anyone around me that will "turn-up" their nose if I ask for prayer because I deal with depression or panic attacks. I don't need anyone around me that will "turn-up" their nose if they see me drink a glass of wine in a restaurant. Or maybe heard me say something that won't be pleasing to God. I don't need anyone around me that will try to make me feel any less of an Evangelist or Prophet of God, because they heard me get loud with someone. I don't need anyone around me that I can't talk to in secret and then tell someone else. People don't put themselves upon a pedestal because of a title in front of their names, you try to put people there. And if they don't live up to your expectations, you become a "turn-up".
What I do need is someone that will have no problems, saying, "you know you are wrong", and still mean it out of love. I do need someone around me that can say, "I've been where you are, things will get better". I do need someone around me that will say, "I have trouble in that area of my life too". I do need someone around me that will say, "Let's pray, right now", not I'll call you later, or I will put in a good word for you. What I do need is someone that knows I'm going through some things without even telling them, because they are in tune with not only me, but God.
If you have read my bio attached with my blog or have read the back of my book, you will notice that I am not at all shamed of the life that I came from. Just don't you act like you haven't came from some place too. Cause if you are a "turn-up" Christian you are still in denial and a huge target for the enemy to use. So the next time you think about "turning-up" your nose and laughing at someone else in need, think back over your life, some of you don't have to think back to far. To be a fly on the wall in your house will reveal that you are still dealing with some things too.
I think that one of the reasons why people are so judgmental of others is so the focus will be off of them and their bad behavior. You try to justify your bad behavior by saying, "Nobody's perfect". You think that's an excuse. But you won't extend that "nobody's perfect" gesture to the one that you constantly "turn-up" your nose at.
I heard a saying one time that goes a little bit like this: You don't have to call your best friend when you are in trouble, because she is right there with you.
Heavenly Father, I pray that You forgive me of all my sins. Not just the ones that I am willing to say aloud but even the ones that are on my heart and mind. Forgive me Father if I have not been a good steward over the friendships that You have blessed me with. Father I pray that You create in me a clean heart and a right spirit, of one that You can use. I realize that You cannot use me, if I am speaking and acting unpleasing to You. I love You Lord and I want to be forgiven of all my sins, in Jesus name, Amen.