Have you heard the old saying that everyone has an opinion? Sometimes opinions are solicited but most often the opinions that come from other people are unsolicited.
Opinions are offered for various reasons; they come from various people and covers multiple topics. Opinions can be about your attitude, education level, your financial status, your beliefs, your facial features, speech, background, and various other topics.
Opinions are viewed based on how the person that is providing the opinion delivers their opinion. The effectiveness of an opinion is also based on how the person that is hearing the opinion relies on it. Most opinions do not come from facts, they come from thoughts and ideas that a person may have about another person or a situation.
You should never allow the opinion of others to mean more to you than what you know to be the truth. The opinion of people that don’t know you, should not have an influence over you, you should allow those opinions to fall to the bottom of your bucket of thoughts.
Listed below are a few questions you should ask yourself when you begin to care about the opinions of others.
Are they entitled to have an opinion about you?
Will their opinion make a difference in your life?
Do you really care about their opinion of you?
God has spoken many things over your life that are factual. The words that God has spoken about you are not opinions. What the word of God has to say about you are proven facts. In Deuteronomy 31: 6 “Be strong and of good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.” Another scripture that has words of affirmation come from, Romans 8:37 “Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.” With these spoken words, how could you see anything less than a strong undefeated version of yourself?
The word of God is based on facts, provides guidance and assurance. Forget the opinions, believe, and accept the facts. I Will, Will You?