How important is your opinion?
How important do you think your opinion is?
Do you think your opinion is more important than it really is?
The answers to these questions tell a lot about how much humility you demonstrate, and perhaps how much your thought might be bound by pride and ego.
The apostle Peter exclaimed, “God is no respecter of persons” (Acts 10:34). He could have written, “God is no respecter of your opinion.”
Because in the Big Picture of Life, what the human mind thinks or believes is not important compared to what is truth.
Truth is what matters!
If our opinion is aligned with truth, then we have something valuable to offer. If our opinion is based on material observation, physical testimony, sensations of the human mind and body, mortal sense testimony, or anything of a temporal nature, it’s contaminated by untruths. And if offered, should be done modestly and with recognition that there is room for improvement as further enlightenment is gained.
Mary Baker Eddy wrote, “Human opinions are not spiritual. They come from the hearing of the ear, from corporeality instead of from Principle, and from the mortal instead of from the immortal” (Science and Health, p. 192).
And further, she wrote, “In Christian Science mere opinion is valueless” (p. 341).
Understanding the vanity of opinion is liberating.
For instance, have you ever felt like everyone ignored your opinion? Well, no big deal. Your opinion doesn’t matter much anyway. Don’t let it bother you anymore. What really matters is not your opinion, but what is spiritually true. Put your opinion aside, figure out what is spiritually true, and rest upon that reality.
Truth always prevails no matter what others say or believe.
When you rest on Truth, rather than personal opinion, you are in a happy, secure place. You will not worry and fret over what others think. It doesn’t matter. Their opinion doesn’t matter any more than yours! Only what is true with God matters.
So, save yourself the grief that pride in personal opinion brings. Drop it. Don’t waste time with opinion. Go for the good stuff, the truth, and rest your case on an eternal foundation. You’ll be a lot happier and more enjoyable to converse with.
God’s opinion is the only point of view that prevails. And God’s opinion is found in Truth.