Our Problem Is A Messed Up Perspective! The older I get, the more I realize what an important role my perspective plays in my enjoying life or enduring life. The way I see things really does matter and if I am seeing things in the wrong way, then I am the one that is responsible for changing the way I see things. This is not easy, but it is very important for me and for others!
Someone said that “Perception is reality!” I am not so sure that I agree with that! It sounds about right as it rolls off the tongue, but I don’t think it’s altogether true! I believe that perception unchallenged eventually becomes reality! In other words if we accept our perception and do nothing about what is not right about it, then sure, it is going to become reality and this is going to create big problems and challenges for us. The biggest problem is that the wrong perspective will mess up the reality of God’s blessing! God loves you and has an amazing plan for your life, but He does not force that plan upon you. You have to align your life with His plans for the blessing to flow and perception plays a very big role in where and how you align your life!
The Wrong Perspective! “I’ll never make it!” or some version of it. It is the ole “woe is me” rut that we often get stuck in. When we think “I’ll never make it!”, we begin to believe we will never make it and the perception left unchallenged becomes reality and we don’t make it! The right perspective is “God is with me – how can I not succeed???” We are not in this thing called life alone. We have a God, Who loves us and has an amazing plan for our lives. As we learn to trade in our tired perspectives for His energized and living perspective, life takes on a whole new meaning!
Take two people and put them in the exact same situation of life and one will be miserable and the other flourishing! What’s the difference? PERSPECTIVE – how you choose to see and ultimately respond to the situation!
Take some time today to think about your perspective and how the enemy has messed with that perspective and messed with you and your future of blessing at the same time. Think about what you can do to change your perspective, so that you are seeing things the way Your Creator created you to see them! Change your perspective and you will change your life and quiet possibly the lives of those around you!