When you can finally see the heart of man rather than his outward appearance you are letting go of all things that are not of God and becoming more like Him. To see a man’s heart you see that he is humble and dedicated to do whatever he can to make a difference in the world regardless of what sets him back.
(1 Samuel 16:7) 7 But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”
The best thing God does for us is providing us the opportunity be transformed into the new man by the renewing of our minds. Having a renewed mind is like a refreshing ice cold drink on a hot summer day for the spirit.
(Romans 12:2) 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
The spouse that God has for you should make you feel like the man or woman God created you to be.
(Ephesians 5:33) 33 Nevertheless let each one of you in particular so love his own wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.
I read a statement that said “Most men would’ve left & felt no need to stick around but he hasn’t given up just yet” and also I realized that I made a statement yesterday about how men are mentally immature and take longer than women to mature and get serious about things. I started thinking about it and I came to realize that we, women don’t give men the credit they deserve and if we do give them credit it is always one particular that we view as if he is an exception. As a society we have accepted the fact that because a few men have made mistakes or wronged others that if those few men are like that then all men are like that. The truth is not all men are like that. We have accepted this idea to the point that its engraved in us. We hear as children, we talk bad about men to one another and say these things to our own children and who grow up doing and saying the same thing. Boys hear “oh he ain’t no good.” “You lil’ player aren’t you? and etc. Girls hears “he ain’t no good.” ” he is nothing, but a dawg. and etc. The more we say and hear these things the more we believe and do it. We have to uplift our men and future men of this world and stop putting men down and negatively generalizing them. Same goes to men about women as well. Don’t negatively generalize women based on a few women who have made mistakes or wronged others. We all have to have positive thinking about one another and give each other credit for all that we do. Without man, woman wouldn’t be here. Without a particular man we wouldn’t have a renewed life. I want to take the moment to say thank You, God for putting men on this earth and creating man different and special in their own way. Also thank You for taking the time to make us women comparable to them.
(Proverbs 22:6) 6 Train up a child in the way he should go,
And when he is old he will not depart from it.
Why do you boast in evil, O mighty man? The goodness of God endures continually. 2 Your tongue devises destruction, Like a sharp razor, working deceitfully. 3 You love evil more than good, Lying rather than speaking righteousness. Selah 4 You love all devouring words, You deceitful tongue.
5 God shall likewise destroy you forever; He shall take you away, and pluck you out of your dwelling place, And uproot you from the land of the living. Selah 6 The righteous also shall see and fear, And shall laugh at him, saying, 7 “Here is the man who did not make God his strength, But trusted in the abundance of his riches, And strengthened himself in his wickedness.”
8 But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God; I trust in the mercy of God forever and ever. 9 I will praise You forever, Because You have done it; And in the presence of Your saints I will wait on Your name, for it is good.