“What did you think of…”
Often I am not sure where I stand. I believe that this is not unique. We find it difficult to express our real opinions, fearful of how the person hearing will take it. We guard our thoughts because we are not sure if the listener will accept or reject the thoughts, automatically projecting their view on our comments to a general view of our self-worth and value to society at large. I am somewhat sarcastic about this, and it is clearly a criticism directly primarily at myself. It isn’t that I do not have a view; I often am caught in the quandary of not knowing how to express my view in any way that seems articulate, well founded, or positive.
What is your view of people who are less than honest with their relationships? How does one express this so that positive steps occur?
What is your view of people of those who deliver anything less than perfection to their work? How can you help the situation?
What is your view of people who fail in whatever they are doing? This includes taking advantage of the weak, ignoring the lonely, and being too busy to realize the opportunity that drifts within their reach.
God has specific views on this. For example; “God hates cheating in the marketplace; rigged scales are an outrage.” (Proverbs 20.23)
His answer is direct and within this model rests a solution for each of us. God hates cheating and rigged outcomes, yet he loves people unconditionally. He fully understands the problem and hates what is going on, yet at the same time he completely and fully loves the person. The act and soul are separate.
Ever wonder why we have difficulty expressing our views? Could it be that our view of others also creates a tension within our self because in each criticism of others we see a mirror image. How can I express outwards without inwardly struggling with my views?
You can’t; unless you accept yourself as God does – fully and unconditionally. Viewpoint and opportunity.