17 So then, if anyone is in Christ, that person is part of the new creation. The old things have gone away, and look, new things have arrived! 18 All of these new things are from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and who gave us the ministry of reconciliation. 19 In other words, God was reconciling the world to himself through Christ, by not counting people’s sins against them. He has trusted us with this message of reconciliation. 20 So we are ambassadors who represent Christ. God is negotiating with you through us. We beg you as Christ’s representatives, “Be reconciled to God!” 21 God caused the one who didn’t know sin to be sin for our sake so that through him we could become the righteousness of God. (2 Corinthians 5:17-21, CEB)
Christ reconciled people to himself by not counting their sins against them, and here we are, most of us who proclaim to be ambassadors for Christ telling people all of the things they are doing wrong and all of the things that will keep them from God. Yet Jesus said go and sin no more and then let it go.
How can we be the ambassadors for Christ if we hold people’s sins against them? We need to let it go and know that we are not God and will not judge anyone, only God will do that. We need to love and allow God to work in and through everyone.
Allow God to love through you, and don’t try to sit in God’s judgement seat…