I don’t perceive to know all, but I know that the Creator does so I am learning to look at everyone as a work in progress. I must believe in people. I must believe that someday they will walk into the person that they were created to be. Instead of walking around looking at where people are right now, we’ve got to learn to look at them in the future tense of where they’re going to be. I think that’s how the Creator looks at us.
All of us at one point or another have disappointed the Creator, but my belief is that he looks at us for what he created us to be. If he didn’t, he would’ve given up on us a long time ago. He knows the end. All of who we are in the middle is just filling. Life’s issues, dramas, and situations makes up the middle of who we are to become. It’s like all of life’s ingredients that make up the batter. It may not look appetizing but it isn’t until the batter is mixed, poured, and then heated up that we come out beautiful.
I have a family member who seems to get himself in trouble alot but he is finally following his dreams and even though he is not doing everything right I can see where he is trying to go. He is a work in progress and I cannot be happier for him. He may stumble from time to time but I try to stay in his ear and give him visions of where I see him at the end. Treating him like he is a work in progress instead of damaged goods helps him to focus on the positives in life and continue to move forward.
Learn not to judge people for who they are right now. Bask in the joy of knowing the possibilities of who they may become and help them to see the person that you now see.
Men in general judge more from appearances than from reality. All men have eyes, but few have the gift of penetration. ~Niccolo Machiavelli
It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else’s eyes. ~Sally Field