Have you ever stopped to think, why is my opinion my opinion? After reading a few sentences in some notes this morning, I really began to think why do I have them [opinions], and why are they what they are?
Sometimes I think we are all so dead-set in solidifying our own, that we don’t ever really think why we have one, and how we got it to begin with. There must be a reason why we have certain opinions, and why our opinions don’t always match someone else’s, right?
The way I see it, opinions are mostly based on these factors: morals, ethics, beliefs, faith, attitude, personal experiences, education, lifestyles, facts, misconceptions, perceptions, lies, and on and on. When all of those factors are added together, sifted and filtered, we get a pretty solid personal opinion about someone, or something. Opinions are hard to change. And if an opinion is changed, it usually takes an open mind. Or in some cases, a closed one.
I am encouraging you today; stop and think about your opinions. Are they God’s opinion? Who is leading it, you? Is your opinion based on a personal agenda, or was it derived from another person, colleague, politician, leader, friend, or loved one? Is the opinion selfish? Is there a hidden motive behind it? Should my opinion be changed, and if so, why? I encourage you to keep your opinions fluid, if you will. “Right thinking starts with God.”
Be careful with your opinions (thoughts), they are a reflection of what is living in your heart.
A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion. Proverbs 18:2
Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. Proverbs 4:23