A Critical Mind

“Love bears up under anything and everything that comes, is ever ready to believe the best of every person, its hopes are fadeless under all circumstances, and it endures everything [without weakening]” 1 Corinthians 13:7, Amplified.

While feeling extra critical of a friend, Holy Spirit checked me. He said, “Kesha, people are already overly critical of themselves enough. They don’t need you to add to it.” All I could say was, Lord, I repent because I know that’s not who you made me to be. He helped me focus on the good, and I made a list of everything I was thankful for about them. By the time I was finished, my focus had shifted, and all of the negative emotions I felt were completely gone.

Just as the Lord opens our eyes to behold wonderful things in His Word (see Psalm 119:18), He will open our eyes to see wonderful things in people if we ask Him. He will shift our focus and cause all of the negative emotions we feel to subside. Whether it’s our spouse, our family, or a friend, the Lord will help us to no longer focus on what they’re not doing right, but see the good and see the positive.

Challenge: As the Lord helps you see the best in those around you, make a list of everything He shows you about that person that is good. Then, share that list with them.

Prayer: Father, I thank you for checking me. Forgive me. I resist and reject a critical and fault-finding mind. I have received the mind of Christ that believes the best of people, and I choose to focus on the good while you work on everything else in them. Open my eyes Lord to see wonderful things you have placed in the people around me, and help me bring that out. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

(Read 1 Corinthians 2:16)

15 thoughts on “A Critical Mind”

  1. I’m a Work In Progress…Thank you GODβ™₯οΈπŸ™πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½ Thank you for sharing today’s blessingβ™₯️β™₯️

  2. Blessings are a gift each day. Allow me not to react, to see, to find or to search for flaws. I ask for clarity, humbleness & to pray for the purity & goodness to come forth from all interactions. Shift me God, so your best work comes from it all. I appreciate today’s lesson.

  3. AMEN!! Lord open my eyes! I don’t want to add anything negative to anyone else’ life. Help to encourage and build up and tear down. God bless you!πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

  4. Lord, we have enough negativity in this world. Forgive my shortcomings and help me to see the good in people and to overlook other’s shortcomings. Thank you that You love me always, even when, especially when I’m unlovable. Make me more like you. Thank you for this direction. β€πŸ™Œ

  5. Amen Father God help me to bring the good out and Jesus name Amen again πŸ™πŸ½

  6. I struggle with this. I do have an overly critical mind when it comes to some folks. And I am still growing in the area of “love”. Not for all but for some. I am praying and asking God and the Holy Spirit to continue to help me grow past this. I will get there and that’s for sure!

  7. Amen. Help me focus on what You are doing in me, as You do what is needed in others.

    You Lord, whom have begun a good work in us will complete it. In Jesus’ name.

    For Your Glory, Lord.

    Blessings, Shalom and Agape.

  8. When we are hurt over and over again by our spouse what are we to do my feelings for him have changed I don’t know how to get back what we had he never says his sorry for the way he screams at me

  9. DEAR LORD, Please help me in this area. I am in a situation where day in and day out is negative.
    Help me Lord to find the good out of this.
    Help for me to find the good in the ones that I am surrounded by so that I won’t be so critical of them.
    Help me Lord to live by this standard and pass this test, until you remove me from this situation and beyond❣️

  10. Father, forgive me for casting stones and being critical towards others. I too have faults, so help me to love others, they way you want us to be. Amen

  11. I am in agreement with the Sisters as I too saw myself in this message. Lord, I ask your forgiveness and Thank you for this Word. In Jesus name, Amen

  12. Yes my LORD i too ask you to forgive me help me to LOVE and see other’s as You do, in JESUS Name AMEN ❀⚘❀⚘❀⚘❀⚘❀⚘❀⚘❀⚘❀

  13. I am crying because I am so guilty of this and want to change. I love my father dearly and admire him, and he is the most wonderful person I know, yet I am often critical to him 😟πŸ˜₯😒😒😒. I don’t know why I am so terrible all the time. I am going to start writing everything I love about him EVERY MORNING so that this gets engraved on my brain, heart, and soul, and I really want to treat him kindly as he deserves.
    I say I love him, and I do very much, and I can’t imagine life without him, yet I am horrible and cruel at times 😟πŸ˜₯😒😒😒.I have to STOP yelling at him about little things that about me and see all the good in him that is there, and what a wonderful Father he is, and SHOW HIM and LOVE HIM rather than just saying those words.
    Daddy, I’m so very sorry for hurting you with my vicious tongue 😟πŸ˜₯😒😒😒. Father God and Jesus please help me treat my father ALWAYS with the love and respect that he deserves.
    Writing Dad’s GREAT POINTS every morning is a wonderful way to let go of the little stupid things that don’t matter and stop me from being hurtful ❀️ I want to be a better daughter, the daughter that Daddy deserves πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

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