Are You Being Wrongfully Suspicious of Others.?
“Love is not happy with evil. It is full of joy when truth is spoken. It always protects. It always trusts. It always hopes. It never gives up.” -1Corinthians 13:6,7
It’s hard to avoid being suspicious because of all the variations of right and wrong today. Suspicion creates a looming darkness and expectation of evil where we would prefer goodness.
I was raised to believe you can't trust anyone and you shouldn't. Growing up situations and circumstances I faced made me hold even stronger to what I was taught. But now I know that suspicion works against qualities we need for Godly relationships.
Suspicion can become a stronghold in our lives when we refuse to put God first, give our lives to Him, and allow the Holy Spirit to guide us, and God to protect us. When suspicion becomes a stronghold it can debilitate us and prevent us from seeing the good, the light, the blessings, and the potential.
Our relationships grow and flourish into their maximum potential because when we have trust and faith, joy follows. There’s only one way to avoid being suspicious today and still be safe. Love. Love covers a multitude of sin. When we walk in love, we are above suspicion. We no longer suspect or allow this stronghold to control our thinking. That does not mean we neglect discernment, allow evil to triumph, or stop praying. It means we no longer allow suspicion to control us.
No one is perfect and some will try to take advantage of our trust. But when you try to see the best in people, the good will always outweigh our negative experiences and negative thinking.
Be ready to believe the best of every person. There is good somewhere in the worst of us. Allow the fruit of the spirit to live within you. To be overly suspicious is a sign of spiritual blindness. You can then live free from the burden of being suspicious.
Be the best in your purpose in life.-Hebrews 12:1-2 by moving at the speed of the love of God. Don't be wrongly suspicious.
1 Corinthians 13:7 reads “Love bears up under anything and everything that comes, is ever ready to believe the best of every person, its hopes are fadeless under all circumstances, and it endures everything [without weakening].”
Ask God to turn your suspicious thoughts into love thoughts, so you can open your heart to others and see the good instead of looking for the bad.