Melt the Icebergs. All of them!

Melt the Icebergs. All of them!

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When I was getting my Master’s Degree in Counseling there were a few big ideas that really stood out to me. One of them was the Iceberg Theory.

The basic concept is that, like an iceberg, what a person reveals to you on the surface is only a small part of what is actually going on with them. The big stuff is either intentionally or unintentionally hidden.

My simple translation: Things are rarely as they appear.

That confident, over-bearing person that is constantly trying to run you over at work may seem like they have it all together – but there’s a good chance they don’t.

That friend of yours who seems to have limitless financial resources and loves to flaunt it – could quite possibly be crumbling under massive amounts of debt.

You never know what’s going on below the surface and people rarely come out and tell you.

I think the people who have the most impact in this life are the ones that realize there is always something deeper going on in a person than what you see on the tip of the iceberg.

If you can look past the little bit you see (behavior/speech) and show them love, you might just be able to speak life into someone who is cold and frozen deep down inside. Melt them a little and give them the freedom to be vulnerable.

The purposes of a person’s heart are deep waters, but one who has insight draws them out. Proverbs 20:5