Betray: (v) to expose one’s country, a group, or a person to danger by treacherously giving information to an enemy.
Calling someone a “judas” is assuming that you’re the Christ.
Most people aren’t Judas–and I dare say, the Christ is yet to be duplicated.
The betrayals that happen in life are much simpler, less vicious, but ultimately just as aggravating.
Yet betrayal is always foretold in the actions of those who pursue such indignity.
1. Feel cheated.
If you want to avoid betraying others, never allow yourself to believe that you have been relegated to some position where you have no voice or ability to rise.
2. “I have a better idea.”
None of us are sure we have a better idea until those assertions are put into practice and all the flaws pop to the surface. But every betrayer is convinced that he or she is preferable to those who have been granted the position.
3. “Since no one will listen to me, I will take matters into my own hands.”
It is a sad situation when we believe that our opinion is ignored or we are so deluded that we have no desire to share our thoughts because we’ve already decided that those around us are truly our enemies.
If you allow these three things to come into your life, you will betray.
And once you betray, you will find yourself very alone … at the end of your rope.