“I’m, You’re, They’re!”

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Each of us is made up of certain unique experiences, ideas, prejudices and expectations. These things make up a “filter” through which we see the world. 

Like a pair of faulty glasses, this “filter” allows us only limited vision. We think we can see ourselves clearly, but the further we get from ourselves, the fuzzier our vision is. There is a great chart that lists how we see ourselves as opposed to how we see others around us. It’s called –

“I’M, YOU’RE, THEY’RE”

I’m Chatty
You’re Unusually Talkative
They’re a Motor Mouth

I’m Righteously Indignant
You’re Annoyed and Insulted
They’re Fussing Over Nothing

I’m Neat
You’re Fussy
They’re Far Too Exacting

I’m Neighborly
You’re Too Nosy
They’re a Gossip

I’m a Good Shopper
You’re Thrifty
They’re a Tightwad

I’m Sparkling
You’re Flamboyant
They’re an Insecure Show Off

I’m Confident
You’re Slightly Boastful
They’re Egotistical

I’m Firm
You’re Stubborn at Times
They’re a Pig-Headed Fool

Like an acutely farsighted person, we are often blind to our own faults, but quick to notice the faults of others. 

As Jesus has pointed out to us: “Why do you see the splinter in someone else’s eye and never notice the log in your own eye?”  Matthew 7:5

Which “filters” do YOU use that allow YOU only a limited vision of others?

PEOPLE JUDGE US BY THE SUCCESS OF OUR EFFORTS. GOD LOOKS AT THE EFFORTS THEMSELVES.

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