“Every way of a man is right in his own eyes; but the LORD pondereth the hearts…”
(Proverbs 21:2 KJV).
Ever wondered why it is a challenge to deal with certain people? The answer can be found in the book of Proverbs. Unless a person walks daily with Christ as their personal Savior and is willing to submit to His Lordship, it is often quite difficult to show that person their wrong or error in any given situation or circumstance.
Unfortunately, the “pride of man” won’t allow us to see our own faults or errors, but be assured we are most willing to see others! For two or more people to truly find common ground to move forward in any matter they must both first remove the beam in their own eye before they can see clearly how to remove the speck from the other person’s eye. (Matthew 7:5) To self-reflect requires humility that comes only from the Hand and Heart of God. For one to be humble in any given situation it requires prayer asking God to “reveal” all deception, wrong motives, and self-will. As much as some folk would like, we cannot ALL be right! We can each share a piece of the pie which is made up of each person’s perspective, but to gain the whole pie we must put those pieces together!
Successful mediation takes great patience and hard work when the goal is to reach Peace and Understanding between two different perspectives or opinions. But, when it is finally reached the outcome is JOYFUL. Don’t be afraid to look at something from another person’s perspective as long as their perspective lines up with the Word of God; not their personal feelings, opinions, or thoughts. Opinions and feelings are likes noses; we all have one!
So, today remember that what you may feel is right may be right only in your own eyes. Take your feelings, thoughts, opinions, and motives to God in truthful and honest prayer seeking HIS guidance, understanding, and wisdom. God is the ONLY one who can ponder the hearts and intentions of ALL mankind; all stakeholders involved.
Remember, “Greater is He that is in us than he who is in the world!” (I John 4:4) Let’s take everything we do to God in prayer. Wishing you much Peace along the way. Amen.
Remember, God Loves You!
Lin T Rollins, M.Ed Author