The thoughts that we think about our spouse, our kids, our friends and family members impact how we act and react. They shape our opinion of those people and we act or react accordingly. But we need to be careful that our thoughts and emotions don’t lead us astray and cause us to misconstrue peoples actions or intentions. We need to as 1 Corinthians 13 says “think no evil” if we love someone we should always try to think the best of them and focus on their good qualities rather than on those which offend us.
Now I am not saying that there is not a time and place to speak to them about certain behaviours etc of course we need to be involved in helping them in that way as well, however the problem comes when we spend so much time dwelling on the things that we don’t like that we begin to NOT SEE the things we do like. Encouragement is sometimes the best tool we can use to help them change a behavior. Let’s try to say something encouraging to our loved ones this week and focus on the good qualities rather than the bad.

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