See Others Through Eyes of Love
I love Joel Osteen. His thoughts and words are inspiring to me. Earlier today I was listening to a program I had recorded several weeks ago but hadn’t had a chance to watch. He had so many powerful things to say that I wanted to share them with you. I believe that if we will internalize his message, we can live a more loving, powerful life while raising others up who need some TLC. Some of what I’m sharing is directly quoted. Other thoughts are what I heard (what I needed to hear today). I hope some of these thoughts will help lift you in your day.
There is a reason people are who they are. If we took time to know their story and understand where they’ve been, we would be a lot more understanding of how they’re acting.
Instead of being critical of someone, take time to get to know them. We will see them in a whole different light when we understand where they have been.
People are brought into our lives to help us offer them hope and healing.
When you understand someone’s story, it’s easier to overlook things. We judge people on OUR circumstances without understanding what they have been through.
The seeds you are sewing will come back to you. If you are judgmental to others, those seeds will come back to you. If you are kind and merciful with others, kindness and mercy will come back to you.
Love doesn’t magnify a mistake. Love overlooks a mistake. A mature person will downplay a mistake – offering mercy and kindness when someone needs compassion.
When someone treats us will anger or frustration, there is often something going on behind closed doors that is affecting them. Those people are in our lives so we can help love them back into wholeness. We are the healers… those sensitive to others who need love and compassion.
Let’s stop judging people and start healing people. Let us offer words of encouragement. We can change the whole atmosphere by offering a spirit of kindness and love.
Gentle words have healing power.
I’m not here to straighten everybody out and judge them. My job is to offering healing and hear; to support someone else on their journey and allow others to support me on mine.
This world is full of people who needs someone to understand.
When you walk in somebody’s shoes or hear their story, it gives you a different perspective. We’ll never fully understand why a person is hurt or struggling. All we can do it give them understanding and compassion.
When we are hard and critical, that doesn’t lift people up. That pushes them further down.
If we will see people through the eyes of love, we can help lift them up and help them fulfill their God-given destiny.
What can I do to inspire others to do better, to feel more valuable, loved, secure?