Suspicious minds need a suspicion check

Suspicions aren’t facts. Suspicion check! Yours might be wrong. Perhaps the best suspicion is the suspicion that many of your suspicions are false.

Suspicion makes for a very uncomfortable atmosphere. In many ways, it hinders happiness.

Be suspicious of the evil in your own heart. It’s not your friend! Some people seem to be suspicious of everybody and everything, except the evil in their own heart.

Suspicion and heart-felt kindness can’t coexist. Suspicious people seldom show joy. Suspicion makes people feel like someone is guilty, even when there’s no proof.

When suspicion overrides trust, a relationship goes down the drain. Jumping to conclusions produces many unwarranted suspicions.

When you let suspicion set up shop in your heart, you’ll begin to find fault all around. Blamestorming releases much unhappiness. If you think shady thoughts and do dark things, you’ll quickly become suspicious of others

Suspicion will shut down your heart and suspend your ability to love. Suspicion will cause you to find the bad you’re looking for in other people, even if you make it up. Conspiracy theories are exalted suspicions, dramatized and packaged to produce maximum fear with minimum rationality.

Suspicions and superstitions both torment the lives of people who give themselves over to them. People who seem to enjoy casting suspicion on others, get upset when people are suspicious of them.

Too much suspicion and a society will crumble. To be suspicious of someone because of skin shade, is shady. Hate usually has shaky foundations; sometimes suspicion; sometimes false accusations; sometimes skin color; sometimes politics. A dynamic relationship with the living Jesus can override your suspicions, disarm your heart, and empower you to love everybody.

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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