This recent Facebook status of mine drew so many comments and over 100 “likes”. So, I thought I’d post it here to get your reaction.
“Answering Facebook messages while hearing a most wonderful sound drifting in from the family room—my husband doing a Bible study with our 16 year-old son. The man can’t remember to pick me up milk & eggs or what I said to him yesterday ….twice!!! However, he loves God & is so intentional to show our kids how to live for Him. I’ll take the forgetfulness. It is soooo cancelled out by his sincere faith.”
Ever focus on only the parts of a child, spouse or other necessary person in your life that bug the living tar right out of you?
Susie is so late all the time.
Mike simply cannot make up his mind.
Kim is so shy, it embarrasses me.
When is Austin EVER gonna learn to keep his room picked up?
I am so guilty of looking at others’ faults with a ginormous magnifying glass, making them grow ever larger to the point where I choose to let them bother me.
And make me behave badly.
My faults, however? Oh, I’d need a high-powered telescope to spot them since I think they are miniscule and so very, very hard to spot! (Yes, I know this is nowhere near true!)
I have become convicted lately about this upside down and totally unfair measuring stick. Especially when it comes to my hubby and kids.
I can pick out a “non-strength” (a nicer way to say fault?) of theirs so easily while ignoring my own glaring imperfections and bad habits.
How about today, instead of finding fault, let’s find fantastic?
Name a person in your life (if leaving it in the comments, please don’t actually name them!) Think of one fantastic quality they have. Something you may overlook at times ’cause you are so stinkin’ focused on their faults.
Everyone is a unique blend of fault and fantastic.
Let’s focus on the fantastic.
It just may make the faults harder to spot.