The Only Opinion That Matters

We’ve all had critiques. As designers, we wouldn’t be much without them. Our work thrives on them. The feedback of others pushes us and makes our work better. We often ask opinions when we’re stuck on something. Should this go here? Maybe that can go there. What do you think of this image? Colour? We can push and pull and make adjustments for weeks, but in the end, there is only one opinion that really matters – the clients. We can work all we want, but the last say always goes to the client.

Don’t we ask for the opinions of others elsewhere in life? How often do we go around looking for the opinions of others, taking critiques and applying them to our lives? We look for and accept the input of people who may or may not know what they are talking about. Truth be told, most people are ready to give a critique and too many people are ready to accept it, but in the end, there is only one opinion that really matters – Gods. When we accept what God has to say about us is when we’ll be at our best.  It’s His opinion that matters most and He is the one we should work to please.

It’s Who You Know

Image In the world of art and design, much of a person’s success is based entirely on who they know – not who they are or how good their work is. If you know the right people, you can be seen in the right places and get noticed at the right time. Sometimes it seems like the least talented people get the luckiest breaks.

In the world of Christianity, this principle is much the same. It’s all about who you know, not who you are or what you’ve done. If you know the right Person, you can be put in the right place at the right time. Sometimes it seems that the least likely people get the most grace.

I recently heard a pastor preaching a series called “I Know He Is, But What Am I?” As Christians, we are to base who we are on who God is. But all too often, Christians don’t even know who God is or their perspective of Him is entirely jaded. They walk around saying they are just like God, but they are just like their perception of God, not the true nature of God. We cannot truly know who we are until we truly know who God is.

When it comes to Christianity, it really is all about who you know.