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Positive Qualities Versus Negative Qualities

Let me open you up to today’s devotional by quoting this scripture.

Philippians 4:8 AMPC   For the rest, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is worthy of reverence and is honorable and seemly, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely and lovable, whatever is kind and winsome and gracious, if there is any virtue and excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think on and weigh and take account of these things [fix your minds on them].

When we learn to obey the word of God, things happen for us in the positive.

Whether married or single, we are to intentionally find good things about our spouses to fill our minds with. Filling our minds with the good quality of our spouses keeps us kind, tender-hearted, and forgiving towards them.

As Singles, when your fiancee or fiance is trying hard to please you or your spouse is doing their best to make the marriage work, you don’t ignore their efforts. 

Don’t say, that if I appreciate their efforts now, they will relax and not continue making efforts. Don’t say, that until I see 100% improvement, I will not acknowledge the efforts made. 

This mindset is very wrong.

Celebrate and acknowledge the little efforts. What we appreciate, appreciates and what we don’t appreciate depreciates.

Appreciation also begets respect and willingness to do more. If all you see in your spouse are the errors, their faults, their shortcomings, and their weaknesses, then something is wrong.

If you are looking for faults, you will find them. Whatever you are looking for is what you find.

Even with the little errors, you can overlook and ignore, you use a magnifying lens to focus on them.

Remember, you are not perfect either. Neither are you easy to also live with. Fill your mind with the good in your spouse.

As singles, you can write out those good qualities in your partner and keep them before you so that you can appreciate them. Appreciation should be verbal, don’t internalize your appreciation.

When you start practicing these as a single, it becomes a habit that will help you in your marriage 

As a couple, I don’t believe your spouse won’t have any good qualities. I am sure you will be able to find at least one good quality in them. 

Focus on that. Begin to praise, appreciate, and celebrate that good quality and before long there will be more qualities to appreciate.

Practice these and your marriage will enjoy bliss, joy, peace, understanding, patience, and love.

You may want to ask, so what about the weaknesses? We don’t get better all at once. We get better gradually. It is one step after the other.

Our progress and improvement are gradual.

God bless you


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