Use your gazers well

When you continually graze on negative thoughts, feelings, words, and images, you crowd joy out of your life. Seeing people who disagree with you as a continual threat is a powerful way to keep yourself stressed out.

Raise your eyes beyond life’s haze of delays and gaze on things that amaze. Gaze at the goodness of God. Biblical Christianity is to continually gaze at the living Jesus, not to occasionally glance at Him. Christ-followers are called to align with the living Jesus and not with our own opinions, feelings, or political preferences.

When it comes to other people’s opinions, it’s much easier to glance and disregard them, than it is to ponder and understanding them. Perhaps God wants you to show kindness and love to people you disagree with, instead of trying to prove them wrong.

Overcome conflict with kindness, compassion, and humility. Pride isn’t a God-given right — just the opposite. “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.

If you’ll be sincerely reflective about other people’s perspective, you may not agree, but you’ll understand them better. Love listens.

Perhaps it’s time
To look at race
Thru the eyes
Of kindness.

Race was invented as an excuse
For human trafficking and other abuse.
It has no good use.

Gaze at kindness. Search for: Off the RACE Track–From Color-Blind to Color-Kind.

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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