It was once said; “Do not judge a man until you have walked a mile in his moccasins.”  Also remember this; “Don’t be so quick to judge, you never know just when you might find yourself walking in that person’s shoes. Acts 7:27 “But he that did his neighbour wrong thrust him away, saying, who made thee a ruler and a judge over us?”  Maybe we should judge not, that we be not judged.  When we judge, who appointed us to this role, do you actually really have all the facts and all the circumstances laid out before you, what are you assuming, remember assume means ‘Ass – You – Me,’ which one of us has this all wrong.  As the ‘Judge,’ have you actually heard the evidence from both the “Prosecution,” as well as from the “Defense?”  Matthew 18:15 “Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.”  Often in Governments, when there is a sticky problem being voted upon, those who rule ‘Justly,’ will sometimes cross the floor and will cast their vote with the other side, voting against their own party, I vote with the other team as their vote is the best vote.  When in a deep discussion do you ever step into the moccasins of the opponent, to understand it from a different point of view, even to vote against yourself, or does pride and obstinacy, cause you to dig in, and to fight for your own way?

Six Hat Thinking was formulated by Edward de Bono, where ‘Six Hats Thinking’ is a technique that helps individuals and teams look at problems and situations from a variety of perspectives, to gain the best possible outcome. In essence, the six hats direct you on ‘how to think’ rather than ‘what to think’, which means it can be applied universally.  There are six colored hats, Yellow looks only at Benefits, Black looks only at Problems, Blue looks only at Planning, Green looks only at Ideas, Red looks only at Emotions, and White looks only at the Cold Hard Facts in summing up.  With the problem all laid out before you, have you looked at every possible angle, what suits best, have you walked a mile in the other persons moccasins, have you even crossed the floor and voted against yourself, or are you a dictator, I have spoken and that is the end of the discussion.  When one has focused all their thinking upon the relevant colored hat, examined the situation from each individual perspective alone, then in summing up, closely examined it from all Six Perspectives, what is the conclusion to the whole matter, Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this [is] the whole [duty] of man.”  Are you ready to be Judge and Executioner, or are you “Crossing the Floor,” as you now have seen a new point of view, by the way, did you even stop to ask God for his council and advice on this very matter?? 

In that clash of ideas, was your Spouse right or wrong, was that other person right or wrong, did you see things from their point of view, maybe, we should ‘Cross the floor,” to vote against ourselves more often, or to consider this, Matthew 7:1 “Judge not, that ye be not judged.”  Jeremiah 9:3 “And they bend their tongues [like] their bow [for] lies: but they are not valiant for the truth upon the earth; for they proceed from evil to evil, and they know not me, saith the LORD.”  Before we cast the first stone, we should always remember, “But for the Grace of God; There go I.”  If you lived in their shoes, in their environment, under the conditions in which they had to live in, would you be doing the same as they do, or would you be even far worse, they are doing their best to “pull themselves up by their own boot straps,” just ‘cross the floor,’ and share their burden, be an encourager, be supportive, point them to Jesus, God is here, and so am I, what can we do to help?  In all things, just make sure that ‘you do the very best that you can, with all that you have been given,’ and when you get to the end of your rope, always remember that God got there way before you even arrived, and he is still there beside you, just let him help.  

Ecclesiastes 12:14 “For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether [it be] good, or whether [it be] evil.”  Luke 22:42 “Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless, not my will, but thine, be done.”  Matthew 6:9-10 “After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.  Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as [it is] in heaven.”   John 3:30 “He must increase, but I [must] decrease.”  How long will we so often delude ourselves that sin is not that bad, I’m doing fine, at least I am better than ‘those’ people, let us rise up, take steps towards Jesus and Salvation, arise and go my Father’s house, pleading, Father I have sinned against you and myself, I am now “Crossing the Floor,” I was so wrong to believe that I had it all just so right, I was deluded by sin, looking unto Jesus, I can see clearly now, I understand, you were right all along, see, I am now “Crossing the Floor,” coming back home to you.  Quote; “We shall be individually, for time and eternity, what our habits make us. The lives of those who form right habits, and are faithful in the performance of every duty, will be as shining lights, shedding bright beams upon the pathway of others.” {FLB 152} Maybe now is a good time to stand up for Jesus Christ, to “Cross the Floor,” to stand on God’s Side, to stand for righteousness, no longer bound under the banner of sin and degradation, we now vote against Satan and sin, we vote against our selfish passions and egotistical desires, right now we stand for justice and truth, and actively vote for God, I am now “Crossing the Floor.”