Making a decision is pretty easy to some and more difficult for others. For the most part, our daughters are exactly like their parents. Our oldest daughter looks like her mother but has more of my personality traits and temperament. Our youngest daughter, bless her soul, looks like me and has more of her mother’s temperament. My wife and our youngest are very strong and dependent. If they know what they want, they wonder why it isn’t done yesterday. Our oldest daughter and I, on the other hand, are somewhat more methodical and patient. Some may call it indecisive, but you call it what you will. (It’s more indecisive.)
We are hesitant, for the most part, to make quick decisions or any decisions at all, because we really want to make the right decision. Others can make decisions quickly and without hesitation. This is essentially what judging means - making a decision, or preferring one thing over another, or determining the correctness of something.
Matthew 7:1-2 - “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.
Jesus teaches His disciples not to judge others - not to make decisions to quickly of others, not to determine someone’s state of heart or intention too rashly. When we do this, we are making assumptions and decisions not based on reality or truth. When we do this, we do it to another’s disadvantage. When we do this, we are assuring this same judgment to come our way.
Maybe it’s ok to be a little hesitant in making determinations about someone else. Always give them the benefit of the doubt. Always lean toward grace, not away from it.