I’m not sure where my filter was broken along the way on this road called life, but it was evident I had a problem.
One of my best friends, Amy, noticed this and gently shared a truth she lived by: always assume the best about others.
She truly lived by it that if someone had ill motives toward her, she assumed the best about them and it made her a carrier of supernatural peace and joy!
From that single statement she made, changes my thought patterned and began to renew my mind!
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
– 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 NIV
Maybe you’re easily hurt or more suspicious of others than you should be.
Assume the best about the honking driver – maybe they’re sick and need to get to the toilet.
Assume the best about the child who just talked about to you – maybe it’s just a sign that they’re hurting and it has absolutely nothing to do with you.
Assume the best about your husband when he forgot to call because he got busy.
Assume the best about your friends when they’re too busy to hang out.
Assume that you’re loved.
Assume their motives are pure.
Assume that you’re not actually their problem.
Assume that you’re not the center of every issue.
When you don’t think everything is about you, you’ll be more accessible to love well and war for others!
It will make you more unoffendable, peaceful, joyful, and you may even appear a little naive to others but who cares!
I encourage you to change your mindset and assume the best about those around you.