Opinions are wonderful freedom that you and I possess. We exercise it every day, around every corner, in public or in private. We mingle with it in an obscure way. We have full conversations with it, in which it confirms our speculations. It echoes and dictates the way we should relate, and respond to others. It creates a world full of walls, where we are always right and in defense.
Being strongly opinionated can win you the battle in relationships but at the cost of losing the war in your friendships. Remember that your perspective about a matter may be full of blind spots, short-sighted, and fogged. Leave the room and allow others the opportunity to prove themselves. We are all faulted.
Filter your opinions through the lens of love and truth. Breathe hope into a situation by loosening the knots of opinion. Recognize and lay down your paradigms, your prejudices, your preconceived notions, and allow everyone a chance.
14 From the fruit of their lips, people are filled with good things, and the work of their hands brings them reward.
15 The way of fools seems right to them, but the wise listen to advice. 16 Fools show their annoyance at once, but the prudent overlook an insult.