I heard that the only exercise that some people do is ‘jumping’ to conclusions.
I’ve done some of this exercise in the past and must say that it is not a very good thing to do as I’ve ‘jumped’ to the wrong conclusion. This can also be a way of labelling or stereotyping someone which is not the right thing to do and we realize it when we remember that we are all created by God.
Jumping to conclusions is nothing new. Remember when Nathanael in John 1:46 asking if anything good can come from Nazareth? He ‘jumped’ so quickly to this conclusion that it perceived that Nazareth was not a good place at all. However, Nathanael changed his conclusion after his first conversation with Jesus.
Have people jumped to conclusions about you? Things like comparing you to a relative or a parent? Or someone that has missed the mark a few times? This should not be of too much concern to us and the bible says that we are fearfully and wonderfully made (see Psalm 139:14). We are made in the image of God and that’s what we should focus on.
Make a special effort to see people and situations with God’s perspective.
Sow seeds of encouragement and peace