Have you ever felt controlled by other people’s opinions? Perhaps a family member, co-worker, or boss, expresses strong convictions about what they think you should do, and then you start to think you have no choice but to follow through and do what they believe? If so, the remedy is to consult God’s point of view, rather than being swayed by personal belief.
God is an all-knowing, all-wise Mind that has the best answer for any quandary you need solved. If you want to know the best thing to do, silence opinion, whether your own or another’s, and listen for the voice of wisdom within. It will lead you aright.
God’s wisdom can often be heard through other people who are luminaries for good ideas, but the wisdom of God will never be the product of pride, self-righteousness or ego. It will not be pushy, arrogant or judgmental. It will come across with love, understanding and patience.
So, don’t let other people’s personal opinions become your truth. Listen for truth from God, and let that be your guiding light. You will be happy with the results.
“The opinions of men cannot be substituted for God’s revelation” Mary Baker Eddy, Miscellaneous Writings, p. 92.