Optimistic observations about observation

Inaccurate observation creates many physical, social, relational, mental, and emotional problems. Seeing things more clearly can help us avoid problems.

Observation is the courage to see what’s really there, not just what you want to see. Inaccurate observation leads to faulty reasoning. Our human tendency to prematurely evaluate hinders our ability to clearly observe the what’s going on. Before you begin to reason, make sure you have correct information.

Most of us have been taught how to memorize and repeat, more than how to observe and ponder. It’s easy to memorize other people’s thinking, but It takes hard work to make your own observations.

If you seldom observe and ponder, you’ll wander thru life with little wonder in your heart. Jokes aren’t the only thing that’s funny. Everyday life is full of healthy humor if you’ll stop evaluating everything and begin to enjoy life moment by moment.

You can’t improve yourself if you won’t accurately observe the details of how you think, emote, and act. Self-improvement involves thinking and living better than you have been.

There’s always something going on inside your mind and heart. Observe those inner actions. Decide which to embrace and which to erase. If you seldom clean out your heart and manage the workings of your mind, you might look good on the outside, but you’ll be a mess inside

Your attitude is determined by how you use your mind and by your inner responses to outer and inner stimuli By watching your thoughts, feelings, and desires, as an interested observer, you can learn to manage them for greater happiness. If you learn to monitor the self-talk in your mind, you can begin to select the helpful and reject the detrimental.

If you pray with an honest, humble heart, you will begin to observe positive changes occurring within you. You can get to know the living Jesus more by observation than by reasoning. Talk to Him and then notice what happens in your heart.

Testimony is powerful. It lets people see how you’ve changed, instead of you trying to persuade them to change.

You’re in God’s image.
He’s creative!
So are you.
Observe and innovate!
Why just rotate
Thru life?

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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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