I am so proud of one of my friends! She’s in a relationship with a totally different point of view! Let me explain. You see, in the past when she would meet a guy she would always say, “He’s nice. But…” “He has a great personality. But…” “I like the way he smiles. But…” No matter how many good qualities the person would have, she would always find something wrong with them even if it’s something small.
It’s a reminder that in life no matter how much good there is in a person, you can always find something bad if you look for it. Everyone has faults; something about them that we don’t understand or particularly like. We can either develop an eye for the good in them or we can develop a critical eye and see the bad in them. We may not always realize it but we can train ourselves to see a person’s strengths or weaknesses. The key is whatever we choose to magnify, is what we will always see.
1 Samuel 16:7 tells us that man looks at the outside but God looks at the heart. No one is perfect. Not even you. However, God looks at us not with a critical eye and focuses on all of the things we can do better, but He looks at our heart, our motives, our intentions and that’s what He sees when He looks at you! And we should pay it forward and look at others with the same view. For when we compliment more than we criticize, we not only increase the other person’s confidence but we turn one of our weaknesses into a strength.