Friday, May 6, 2011


So its been a good amount of time. Sorry for the absence here is some food for thought.

Have you ever sat down and thought that ever since we were little people have shaped us... Shaped us into what we are now and the littlest gesture of negativity when we were younger would wreck us. Now we turn that some times constructive criticism into something worse than need be, blocking it from our minds because we have barriers that haven't been broken.

The barriers that keep us from being open minded and keep us from doing our duty not only Christ followers but friends and in our relationships as well. People have different perspectives at all time. And for as long as there are people on Earth there will be a point in which we were shaped that we will differ from some of the most important people in our life's. 

That being said. We have a chance to listen or not listen to be open minded to change or not to. God gave us that right. We can break out of the 3-d square (aka a box). Its simple just think things through. Accept fact, look at things from a different angle there are usually more than one way to solve a problem. And when you seek for advice... Don't get mad your the one that asked.


  1. God did give us that right. However, as followers of Christ I believe you should always listen. Knowledge is power. Having the ability to listen and analyze all views no matter how insignificant then are to YOU and the decisions you make in your life is an amazing ability to have. Daunting granted because trying to wrap your brain around other peoples perceptions all for the sake of understanding and not judging is exhausting. This applies to our own personal barriers and that 3-d square. It's rewarding because every once in awhile you are blessed with hearing or observing something truly profound and challenging. Kudos to you bb...143

  2. There's two types of advice. One that is straight biblical. When I give advice that the Bible clearly dictates a right and wrong in a specific situation, I try to make that clear. There is no plan B in that scenario.

    However, there are situations in which Scripture doesn't clearly dictate a right and wrong. This doesn't mean there's a right and wrong. It's in these situations it's even more important to get advice. While Scripture might not speak directly to a situation, it might be applicable on a larger, more general, scale.

    However, we are very much shaped by the people around us. The people who guide and influence us. More than we know.

    I heard a great idea last week at that Leadercast. People who live in the box are in the dark and can't see outside the box. People who live outside the box have nothing to prop themselves against when they fall. It's the people living on the edge of the box that both can see beyond the box and also have the stability of being propped up when needs be.