“But the Lord said to Samuel, “Don’t judge by his appearance or height, for I have rejected him. The Lord doesn’t see things the way you see them. People judge by outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.””
1 Samuel 16:7 NLT
The world looks at outward appearance or performance or reputation when deciding. God looks at the heart.
It is easy to get caught up in the externals when making decisions. It is easy to get swayed but someone who speaks well or looks good.
The key is to prayerfully seek God and draw on His wisdom. He alone knows the heart of a person. He alone has ALL the information.