Our perspective is how we see life; it’s an evaluation of a situation or facts — especially from one person’s point of view. For instance, how I see a problem or situation, and my evaluation of it, will be different from your evaluation of the same problem. Sadly, however, so many only see the problem and what is wrong, rather than the solution or the possibilities.
Furthermore, in our society and our culture, we are taught to be the victim. A victim can only see the problem, or what is wrong, and they believe it is somebody else’s fault. As a consequence, victims don’t take responsibility for their lives, and they develop an attitude and perspective of helplessness. The issue with this is that they can never see the role their issues play in the problems they face.
Depending on our perspective, however, we can only see half the picture, so perspective is something we should want to see clearly. We must understand that we will all face problems at some point in our lives. For some, it will cause us to begin to seek God through prayer like never before. Once these problems do come, however, our perspective will determine what we believe and whether we will have victory.
Circumstances and problems will test our faith, so we must view our problems from God’s perspective. Understand that every detail of your life will work out for your good, if you love the Lord and obey His Word. You might ask, “How can that be?” The answer — because God said it would. No matter what you face, God is the answer, and you must believe it will work out for your good (Romans 8:28).
Just a Thought,
Published on Monday, November 2, 2015 @ 5:16 AM CDT
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