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oAs a Christian, we all fail and all short of God’s glory. We cannot constantly be reactive to the things that happen in our lives. Once we have sinned, it is important to be proactive to prevent us from repeating our mistakes. Though we are being a bit reactive, we need to be proactive to stay away from sin.Subjective vs. objectiveoSubjective refers to characteristics of or belonging to reality as perceived rather than as independent of mind. This means that the perception is based on the life experiences of the person whom is being subjective.
oObjective is defined as of, relating to, or being an object, phenomenon, or condition in the realm of sensible experience independent of individual thought and perceptible by all observers. This refers to observation occurring outside of the mind of the individual, rather than in one’s own mind. Thus, any one person can observe the same observation as any other and have the same conclusion.oThe real difference in subjective vs. objective is that objective situations can be observed independent of personal biases and experience, whereas subjective situations can usually only be viewed by one person, filtered through their uniquelens of personal experience, taste, emotion, and bias. In short, subjectivity is based on opinion and objectivity is based on fact.oAs a Christian, we must view this subjectively through our Christian lens, but also be objective enough to make the best decision for ourselves and those around us. Negative human nature vs. positive human natureoHuman nature is a conglomerate of core characteristics, including ways of thinking, feeling, and acting, which humans tend to have naturally.oPositive human nature indicates those traits in human nature that have a positive connotation such as sincerity, honesty, loyalty, and trustfulness.oNegative human nature indicates those traits in human nature that have a negative connotation such as arrogance, rudeness, anger, and conceit.oIt is important to model the positive attribute of human nature and to conceal the negative attributes of human nature.oAs a Christian, it is important to show these positive attributes as often as possible and stay away from the negative ones. But it’s also important to bring out the positive attributes in people.Helpless vs. responsibleoHelpless beliefs generally result in people assuming they lack control and cannot handle anything effectively or independently. Individuals who believe they are helpless often face difficulties making changes.oResponsible individuals may take pride in their diligence and dependability, without necessarily feeling a need to care for others or engage in self-sacrifice. oThose who feel responsible or accountable will believe that they have a sense of control over their own actions and can make the adjustments needed in order to act. Those who feel hopeless do not have this same sense and are more likely to give up easily since things are out of their control.