Do you see people as Jesus sees them? I hope that you can truly say that you do, but for me, I have determined that no matter how hard I think that I try, I do not always see other people as Jesus sees me or sees them. This is sad to me. My lens is quite cloudy sometimes concerning other people no matter how hard I try to keep that lens clean and clear so that I can see them as God sees them. I have been thinking about this quite a bit lately. I make friends with a particular type of person. I don’t really even try to speak to people outside of this type. That is sad to me. I want to see them as Jesus sees them-as needy people that need a touch, encouragement, or just a smile. Simply by speaking to them or encouraging them, I could begin a relationship with them that could lead them to Christ. I don’t want to be closed off in my little world (although I do like it here most of the time). I want to be a light to others. People think that I am shy when they first meet me. This is somewhat true, but more than shyness, I am just afraid that they will not like me, so I am quiet. I know that some people may think of me as a snob or aloof, but I don’t want that to frame me in anymore. Through God, I can overcome this so that I will have the courage and strength to speak to those that need it-no matter what they look like, smell like, or sound like. Wouldn’t Jesus do the same?
Lord, I am coming to You right now to ask you to help me to see others like You see them. Help me to see what they need, so that in my small way, I can show them You and Your love. Put people into my path tomorrow that need You. Thank You, Lord.
What do you see through the lens of your life? Drop me a comment and let me know!
Smiles and Loves! Janis