I came home and read Proverbs 24:10 If you falter in times of trouble, how small is your strength!
Then. I read Matthew 5:16 In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.
Where is this blog even going? Honestly, I don’t know. Here’s what I do know: I often fail to see the good in people and instead, I focus on the bad. I know I’m not alone. Why is it that we can never focus on the good in people?
Why this “Did she really dye her hair that color?” Instead of this, “She is such a hard worker and always turns in her work on time.”
Today, I was reminded of how incredible my father is. I tend to forget how enormous his heart is. I forgot all about his life lessons on helping one another and never turning our backs to people in need. I forgot that as a child, he would encourage me to take desserts my mom made to the next door neighbors (who were less fortunate than us). I forget that he always puts us first. I just forgot how humble my father truly is. I honestly think I am frustrated with myself because there is no reason for me to ever forget these things about my dad.
There’s a reason my heart belongs to certain beliefs I have. My dad raised me well. He continues to remind me that the Lord helps those who help others: Proverbs 19:17 Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed.
Today, I was reminded of how fortunate I am to have him as my father. My heart is always in the right place because of him. He continues to remind me…”Focus on people’s strengths and not their flaws.” Well said Dad.