We Have to do Better With Assumptions

Assumptions is the closest thing to judging. We’ve all passed judgement at some point but we should try are best to work on it. I may step on some toes here but I shall “keep it real.” A lot of the judgement occurs in the church. Yes, church folks seem to pass judgement as well as assume that something is or isn’t, that’s why so many run out of the church. Of course they shouldn’t do that but if people feel unwelcomed then they won’t come and the church needs church members.

What About Assuming

Oh my goodness. Those assumptions keep making people look silly. Assuming is a donkeys game. If you don’t know then perhaps ask. If the person or people don’t want to tell then that’s a clue that it’s none of your business. It’s just as simple as that. People are quick to assume things because they need a pick me up. They need some “entertainment.” That’s it. Once they assume. They run with it, it’s no different than the telephone game, everything gets mixed up that way.

A lot of people have lost good friendships and relationships because assumptions made their way in. We will assume but we have to learn how damaging assumptions can be. People aren’t here today because of assumptions. The old “giving people the benefit of the doubt” seems to have gone out the window. People have been bullied based on assumptions. Assumptions can turn in to lies. It’s funny how people will believe a lie quicker than the truth.

All it takes is for one person to say so and so did this or that and wait a few hours. Oh boy. A gang of people will start retaliating against the person even if they don’t have the facts. As we grow we will learn how to collect facts instead of listening to hear say. Hear say is something that creates a whole lot of grief. It has caused segregation and anger. Those assumptions can be damaging. Assumptions assassinate characters.

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