Friday, November 28, 2008

Gathering Perceptions from All Angles

How can so many people have different viewpoints about the Lord and how they all believe what their view speaks, but if everyone thinks that they are right about what they believe about God concerning things about the future and end time revelation stuff, doesn’t that make the rest of those who don’t agree wrong? Is there a right and wrong answer to those things specifically or does it fluctuate among perception of what each person believes? This can also apply to several things in life! Sometimes when my beliefs are questioned or the reasons why I do things in certain ways are being questioned, I find that I too will question or perhaps get a little weary about how I am choosing to think about things. I seem to be a little too sensitive to what others think about me or the way I live(once in a while). I know in my heart that I should test and compare things to what Father has said in his word and allow the Holy Spirit to ultimately lead me and guide me according to his righteousness, however, there are a lot of people I know who probably test and compare things with the word, yet do things completely opposite of me. In regards to relationships, this can become a huge issue I have found that it can cause uneasiness and perhaps even broken ties because of the right or wrong factor. This somehow becomes more important than the relationship and one or both parties won’t be willing to find some kind of common ground among the two. I have always put it this way, always agree to disagree and when advised, take the good and leave the bad. In other words, take things that will add life to you that which is helpful and will assist growth in the Lord and leave the rest that you may feel otherwise about. How do you handle when given different perceptions on different topics?

7 comments:

Bino M. said...

Nicole, It's not an easy question. People's perspectives/opinions are formed over the time based on a lot of factors - the country they live in, the culture they follow, other people in their lives, personal religious beliefs, education, profession, childhood experiences etc

Almost all people have this Adamic tendency to eat from the tree of the knowledge of the good and evil. But the thing is, God never intended us to eat from that tree. He want us to eat from the Tree of LIFE. Where there is life (Jesus), there is freedom. Jesus beings us a universal language and when we speak that language (not necessarily verbally), there is no much issue of disagreements and differences because this universal language is beyond our boxed-up rights and wrongs.

Nicole said...

Bino!!! I really like what you said and it is so true. The way we are raised to think is the hardest things to break... But we do grow, either more into our own way of thinking or in another direction depending on where we feel Father's leading... Yes I absolutely agree that our disagreements don't add up or match up to to the boxed-up rights and wrongs...

Love your thoughts Bino!

In Freedom, Nicole!

Free Spirit said...

Uggh!! I tend to believe I'm always right, while knowing in my heart that it can't be true (that I'm always right).
You bring up a really good point here.
Thanks.

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