Mathew 6:22-23 “The eye is the lamp of the body. if your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are bad your whole body will be full of darkness.If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!”
It is said that the eyes are the windows to our souls, and sometimes what we see, shape our perceptions towards certain things or feelings. For example, you might have once in your life passed across or shared a conversation with a pretty lady or handsome young man. your eyes were pleased with what they saw and thus some ideas might as well have crossed your mind, anyway that’s besides the point.
My point is, it is important that we get to see through the eyes of God.To see through the eyes of God is to see humanity as Christ sees humanity, with unconditional love. However, it takes more than the knowledge of Jesus’ life and teachings to see with the eyes of God. It requires the Holy Spirit, because the Holy Spirit is the one that speaks of the truths of God and reveals all truths to those who live in the Spirit.
John 16:13, “But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.”
John 14:26 “But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have told you.” the Holy Spirit is our guide, He will teach us to love like Christ did and thus be able to abide in Christ.
(further reading: 1st Corinthians 2:10)
As i purposed to see people through the eyes of God, i came to realize that there are two things that keep I and us from achieving this. Either because we view people as just “other existing human beings” in that they really don’t matter or nothing they do bothers us and secondly as “people who are just a bother” in that whichever time we get to see them or hear their voice we associate them with troubles or just a heavy load!!
One thing that we all have to understand is that, people are not obstacles for us to try and avoid!!!! People talk slow,talk too long, interrupt you, make mistakes you view as silly or even do a thousand and one things that irritate to your very nerve, but there is nothing more great than showing kindness and compassion(ability to see people with empathy, understanding and concern).
We ought to remember that each of us has a story, and God will hold us accountable for the measure of compassion we have given to others, because of the amazing compassion we have been given!!!
In other words, showing compassion/kindness to people, is one way we can be able to view other people through the eyes of God, as each individual has a story, a journey from where they were to where they are heading!
Purpose to see others through the eyes of God!!