Thursday, July 07, 2011

Get Some Perspective

*This was published in my church's weekly publication called The Celebration.

Do you have the right perspective?

Can you imagine what kind of power we would have in our lives if we would step back from our problems and look at them from God’s perspective instead of our own? If we really sought His view of things, we wouldn’t be so worried about gas prices, the economy, and all the other woes of society.

Let’s face it, we usually can't see God's picture for our lives because we are drowning in our own issues. Feelings of self-pity, anger, resentment, unforgiveness, jealousy, fear and pride all cloud our vision. These things cause us to be blind to His plan for our lives. They are pebbles in our path, but the fear that comes with not seeing clearly causes those pebbles to look like huge rocks to us. If we saw those things the way God sees them, those pebbles would not cause us to take a second glance. I don’t know about you, but I've had to ask God to remove the blinders from my eyes lately so that I can see clearly. I don’t’ want to go through my life with vision blurred by my own inadequacies when I should be looking through the eyes of His grace.

What perspective do you have?