JESUS HAS THE ANSWER
When you elevate a skill or a talent to a place that’s so high that you use it to judge others, you’ve made that skill or talent a god. You hold it up as if to say, Yes, I’m unworthy, but my ability to do suchand-such offsets that lack.
Then you apply the standard you set for yourself in the wake of this determination as a yardstick to others.
This is more dangerous than you might think: Not only does your skill or talent not balance out your unworthiness, trusting that it does prevents you from seeking what you truly need: redemption. And as you’ve found, applying a standard to others related to what you excel at ends up feeling wrong and ultimately unloving.
The solution to your problem can be found through Me. I see your unworthiness, and I embrace it with the grace that fully redeems you.
The way out of judging others on the basis of your own strengths is to reflect on what lies under your need to achieve perfection in some area…allow those painful feelings of unworthiness to rise. Let your heart swell when you consider that I see all of you, love all of you, redeem all of you. Send Me that feeling of grateful love and feel the Holy Spirit lift your spirit. Rest in My arms and offer up whatever aspect of yourself you consider most unworthy. What is dirty, I will make clean. What is broken, I will make new. —Jesus to the disciples,
“Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you. Abide in Me, and I in you.”