Opinion: View or judgment formed about something not necessarily based on fact or knowledge.
Opinions, everybody has them about everything. It’s just an individuals opinion, not a fact, so why does it cause so many problems? Sometimes it’s the way things are said or maybe because it was unnecessary.
1. There can be times when you ask for a person’s opinion but you don’t like their response.
For example, you ask a sister to take a look at a dress you just bought and ask her what she thinks about it. She responds that the dress is not really her type and she wouldn’t wear a dress like that. All you heard was that the dress was ugly, but those words never came out of her mouth. We just tend to stop listening to what is being said and assume what they are saying just because she didn’t say the dress is beautiful.
2. At times, women can just be really blunt and you don’t like how things are said.
For example, You just finished performing with the band and you ask a sister how the performance was and she responds “Well, it was kind of all over the place and I couldn’t understand any of the lyrics.” You asked for her opinion but now you’re upset because she didn’t sugar coat her response. Although you know it didn’t sound perfect you would have preferred she say it was good.
3. Sometimes women can just be cruel individuals and provide their opinion when it’s not requested or even useful to anything.
For example, a sister walks up to you and tells you that your makeup is a bit extreme and the colors don’t match your skin tone so you remind her that you don’t wear any makeup that maybe you’re just flushed from the weather.
James 3:5; “Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth.”
Ecclesiasticus 28:17; “The stroke of the whip maketh marks in the flesh: but the stroke of the tongue breaketh the bones.”
The examples can go on and on. I’m sure we can all think of moments when either we gave an unnecessary, rude, or blunt opinion. Also when it was given to us. Or simply when we got upset because the sister didn’t have a similar opinion as yours. I’m not gonna lie and say that opinions don’t phase me but they bother me way less than they bother others. I already learned that everyone will have an opinion about anything and that is fine. We don’t all need to agree. The Most High made us all different. We all like different foods, movies, drinks, outfits, friends, etc. The faster you can accept that, the faster your life will be better. Imagine all the issues that would be nonexistent just because you kept that unnecessary opinion to yourself. We must always, ALWAYS…think before we speak. The Most High tells us that.
Psalms 141:3; “Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.”
What you can also do is stop letting other’s opinions bother you, they are not facts, simply opinions. Not everyone can think before they speak, some speak faster than they can process the thought, much less think about how they were going to make you feel. To avoid any issues be the grown up and ignore what comes out of the other person’s mouth. I remember my mom would say to me, “It’s like I speak to you but it goes in one ear and out the other”, well do just that with ignorant opinions.
Proverbs 16:32; “He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.”
You can NEVER argue opinion. We all have them, it’s useless. you will get nowhere with that argument. Yes, one opinion might be more reasonable than the other, but who are you to say which one is? Simply let it go, don’t waste your time, breath, and energy.
At the end of the day, remember what we have in common, Keeping these laws and that you cannot argue.
Proverbs 4:23; “Keep thy heart with all thy diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.”