Selective seeing (choose well)

Selective seeing creates many conflicts. Searching together for truth heals divisions. Viewing life from many angles, expands your awareness of reality.

Seeing something that proves you wrong, hurts. Pride often selects not to see it.

Perspective changes perception. Love looks at people from the angle of compassion. There are many likeable things about everybody. It’s fun to find what’s likable. Everyday notice something beautiful about people. When you negatively label people you tell your heart how to feel about them. Be kind!

People who won’t respect every person as an equal, fellow human, are deceived. There’s unperceived beauty and goodness to to be appreciated in any person. Find it.

Our perception is subject to deception. No one has perfect reception of truth. Our opinions are like pages from a printer low on ink–distorted to various degrees. A weak conscience causes a life of shambles.

There’s more than one way to spin a chat. Beware of people who twist people’s words.

Society’s full of illusion confusion. Seek truth above opinions, desires, and feelings. If you let your moods manipulate your perception of life, you’ll be deceived. (It’s easier to believe lies that make us feel better instead of truth that hurts.) If you see people as monsters, you’re probably projecting your own sin nature onto them.

Reject the idea that your feelings have been hurt and your anger will vanish. Sometimes the most difficult place to find truth is in your own thinking and emotions

Political power (no matter who holds it) has the tendency to distort the truth.

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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