Ten years ago, my tennis coach at the time, told me that I had risen as far in tennis as I’d ever go. He was ready to stop giving me lessons. I had great respect for his opinion, and was tempted to agree with him. But I felt disheartened. I wasn’t ready to stop growing and improving, so I sought out another tennis coach who jumped in with zeal to teach me how to improve, and I did, rapidly, bumping up to the next level in short order.
The lesson was pungent. Don’t let other people’s opinions outline your life no matter how much you respect that person. Their opinion could be 100% wrong!
Only God’s perspective matters. Only what God thinks should ever be taken into consideration when deciding a path to pursue or action to take.
What the human mind sees, and expresses through opinion, is often limited by personal sense and constricted by all types of beliefs that constrict a grander and expansive view of reality. The human mind is not an accurate assessor of what is possible with God.
Mary Baker Eddy wrote, “In Christian Science mere opinion is valueless” Science and Health, p. 341. Take this admonition to heart! If opinion is expressing a material point of view, it is likely coming up far short from what is real and true. If a point of view is based on spiritual reality, then it is crossing over into territory that is worthy of exploration.
God thinks the best of you always. God sees only good in you. God has only good things to say about you. In His eyes, you are a most incredible, awesome, and worthy creation. His view of you is very high! In fact, it couldn’t be any higher.