Mental fog & the worst thing an enemy can do to you

Understanding reality
Is often a casualty
Of what we think we see.

There are none so unkind as people who won’t see the pain in their enemy. The worst thing an enemy can do to you is to convince you to hate him. Hate comes naturally to those who continually see the worst in people.

You don’t see everything clearly! Look beyond the routine of your ordinary perception. Shift thru mental lenses like an optometrist, until inner peace comes into view. Unfavorable facts are no less true than favorable ones.

Inspiration is all around. Once you perceive it you’ll receive it. Pessimism’s a perspective; so is optimism. Reality can be interpreted either way. A bad habit of thought, can make the mind distraught. Break it’s fetter; think better. Joyful thoughts are mental wealth.

Humanity’s mental fog makes it difficult for us to clearly see truth. When truth knocks on our door, we often won’t let it in. Truth often ignites hostility, especially when we don’t want to hear it. Changing the camera angle of how you see your life can work wonders in your attitude. People often hear the same news, yet see things differently.

Lies at the mind’s door strut in like truth and we seldom verify their identification. Misperception misdirects the mind. Sometimes we’re clinging to the negativity that we think is holding on to us. Our perceptions often diverge from reality and we are totally unaware of the drift. Exaggeration is a degeneration of truth.

Life’s hard when you’re adrift in the rough sea of uncontrolled thoughts and feelings. The truth about reality is: “You can’t make this stuff up!” You can align with reality or deny it, but you can’t refashion reality. 

Careless perception is confusing. Careful perception is clarifying. Feelings confuse the line between right and wrong. Conscience clarifies it. Reality supersedes perception.

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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