Whose Opinion Matters?

When you are making a decision, you have a tendency to think about what others will think about your decision, and how it will affect those around you. This is good, but only to a point.

When taking the opinions of others into consideration, you will need to decide why their opinion matters and if it should matter in the first place. Is this a good opinion or a bad one? Is it really what I thought it was at first? How do I know if my own opinions are good or bad? What do I even use to measure opinions?

The simple but complicated answer to that last question is God and His Word. It is simple because now you only have one opinion to think about, and you don’t have to worry about faulty measurements amongst changeable and inaccurate opinions. It is complicated because you still can’t please everyone and you will still have opinions to sift through.

But fret not! As long as you are doing what God says to do and you are doing it with the right attitude, you are in the right. At that point, it doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks, whether they agree with you or not. Have faith (Hebrews 11:6). Follow God, and leave everything else up to Him. If you want some starting examples, you can go through Hebrews 11. If you want even more examples, read the whole Bible. Trust me, there’s plenty of material there for you!

So as you are making your decisions, let God show you what He thinks. He would know, after all. Your decisions still may not be easy, but they will be less complicated.


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