We all have irritating habits. No one is perfect, but oftentimes we tend to focus on others’ faults more than our own. Why is that? First, it’s much easier to see faults in someone else rather than admit to our own faults. It’s much easier to point the finger at someone else rather than to reflect on our own shortcomings.
But the beautiful thing is THIS . . . That is NOT how God sees us. God accepts us just as we are, expecting nothing in return. He knows our deepest self and has knowledge of our worst thoughts, and yet He still loves us!
So why can’t we learn to get along? Why can’t we accept others just as they are? Because we need to see people thru the eyes of God, with love and acceptance. When dealing with difficult people, we need to pray for discernment so that when they “hurt” us, we can focus not on WHAT they did, but rather on WHY they did it. Keep in mind that hurt people, hurt people.
Starting today, let’s begin to humble ourselves so that we can be more accepting of others, knowing we ourselves are flawed. Open your mind and your heart. Have a “come as is” attitude when meeting people or dealing with the people God has placed in our lives. Learn to love them for who they are today, not who we think they should be.
After all, many of us are trying to do the best that we can, with the trials that we face, in an oftentimes chaotic and uncertain world.