Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Perspective

I’ve been thinking about perspective lately and how it causes me to react in different situations. After reading Chapter 6 in What Happens When Women Say Yes to God, I was reminded again how Satan can use our perspective and reactions against us.

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perspective – a way of regarding situations and judging their relative importance (World English Dictionary, www.dictionary.com)

There have been times in my life when I have been so deeply involved in a situation that I can only see it from one perspective—my own. My perspective is shaped by what I see happening right then, by past experiences, and by my emotions. No matter where I look it’s all I can see. From my perspective, a situation can seem hopeless.

God has a bigger and better perspective on every situation. Our all-knowing Lord weaves the past, present, and future together for the good of those who love Him. (Romans 8:28) God’s perspective is full of hope.

What a blessing that life does not depend on my perspective! What I can see is limited, but what God sees is endless. Even on those days when my perspective has me feeling overwhelmed and stuck in a hopeless situation, I can know and trust without a doubt that God has a plan.

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God Bless,
Laura

1 comment:

Thank you for sharing your thoughts!