Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Looking at People with Forever Eyes

What if you could change every person in your life so that each one was just the way you wanted him or her to be. Does it not cause your heart to miss a beat to even imagine such a scenario? We all know that we cannot change people, but what if we choose to look at people with Forever Eyes?

Looking at Difficult People with Forever Eyes

It's easy to see the good people in our lives with Forever Eyes...you know...the ones that bring great joy to us.  But, what about the difficult people? The ones who are not easy to get along with or are complaining all the time or goofing off at work or gossiping about everyone. Do you know that you can have an entirely new attitude toward them?  What if you decide to intentionally look at them through Forever Eyes? What would you see? You might see a broken heart and much pain. What if you reached out and took this person to lunch and just let them talk?  You might see them in a whole new light. Remember, God loves that person just as much as he loves you.

Looking Through the Eyes of Love

Paul tell us to operate out of love all the time, because love will never fail.
1 Corinthians 13:8 "Love never fails" and 1 Corinthians 16:14 "Do everything in love".
When we relate to others out of love, our efforts will never fail.  They will never fail to heal, to calm, to transform relationships. Love never fails. Name any other relationship tactic that is guaranteed never to fail.

Remember, God looks at people differently than we do. He sees beyond the outward appearance and looks at the heart. As Samuel was informed, "The Lord does not look at the things man looks at" (v. 7).

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