This I Believe

Ross - Papillion, Nebraska
Entered on December 18, 2006
Age Group: 18 - 30
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Just another Everyday Thing

High schools involve a vast amount of students from all ways of life. Financial status, race, clothing, popularity, gender, weight, athleticism, grades, and so on. These things are all things I, as a human being, judge unconsciously, then automatically use to judge everyone I see as I walk through the halls, study in class, eat at lunch, and as I go through any other event in my life. I know it is human nature to judge everything I see; my brain does it for me without me even thinking about it. The “information” my brain provides me about each person will always be there, but whether I ignore it or not is where I believe my challenge is with my faithfulness to God.

As I walk the halls, many people pass me by. I judge them right away; usually judging them based on the mood I am in at the time. This, of course, tends to be one of my downfalls as a person trying to improve my faith. I look at a person’s expressions and body posture and assume that is how they always look. I do not even consider how they look in the eyes of God. They could be smiling or frowning. The smiling person could be a horrible person and the frowning person could be a prospective friend. I do not even consider the obvious fact that most people do not show what they feel on the inside twenty-four/seven.

The multitude of reasons that we judge is too long to count. One reason, which does not always shine clearly, is my faith in God. I try to be faithful to all the teachings in the Bible, but like every other religious person on Earth that is not possible. In my heart, I know God alone is the one meant to judge people, but this is why he gave us freewill. Judging our fellow man is one of the tests he set out for me to test my faith. He is pushing me to be a better person. He is waiting for the day when I will not judge people anymore and I am sure he will have a new test waiting for me then.