ROADBLOCKS (Day 4 of 7)
(Need to start at the beginning? Day 1)
Assuming another’s thoughts or motives is really a cultural norm. Watch a TV show or read a discussion forum and you’ll see plenty of it. It’s easy to pick it up as a way of relating to others.
For what person knows the thoughts and motives of a man except the man’s spirit within him? 1 Corinthians 2:11a Amp
Probably my biggest problem, however, is that I expect people to be like me.
If I said or did “that”, it would mean “this”. Reality is, those words or actions could come from a number of beliefs and motivations and I need to make that a part of how I see others. We are all a bit different. Some of us are a lot different. 🙂
I can also see myself as “discerning” and right (pride much?) or I judge another’s motive based on my own fear or insecurities. It’s all a sticky mess.
I just need to take a humility pill and challenge my assumptions, reminding myself we are all beautifully different.