Proverbs 26:12 says:
“Do you see a man wise in his own eyes?
There is more hope for a fool than for him.”
The Proverb warns us, it is foolish and damaging to live only before our own eyes. With that knowledge we should welcome other pairs of eyes into our life, in case there are areas that are not healthy that we cannot see. We should be wise, in other people’s eyes.
The fact of the matter is, we all have areas of our life that are not healthy that we can’t see. We call them blind spots. Blind spots hurt us and those around us. We’re not only unhealthy in these areas, but to add insult to injury we don’t know it, can’t see it and therefore have no hope of adjusting our behaviour and becoming healthy in those areas.
When we welcome other eyes to look at our life and provide feedback we hugely increase the likelyhood of identifying and addressing our blind spots.
God is telling us here to be wise enough to welcome other eyes to look at our life and comment, provide feedback. God’s eyes and other people’s eyes, both are important.
Two of the best things we can do for our selves is, to identify two or three people we respect and trust and make sure they know we want their feedback should they see anything unhealthy in us . Welcome their eyes into our life. Be wise before their eyes.
The other thing is to spend time in God’s Word, read it and let it read us. Study it and let it study us. See it, look at it and let it see and look at us. Let it be the mirror it promises to be to those who are open to its scrutiny. In this way we welcome God’s eyes into our life, we are wise in His eyes.
Don’t be wise in your own eyes……be wise in God’ s & other people’s eyes.