Why is our perspective important?
I ask this question because the greatest battle we face is in our minds. Many times it’s our thoughts along with our attitude that determines our mood, demeanor, and outlook, all of which have a direct impact on everything we do. All of us have fallen into the trap where our thoughts and attitude went crazy and as a result we hurt ourselves and others in the process. Yet God has a plan for us to overcome daily; therefore, it’s imperative to have the right perspective.
The Holidays are here which gives us time with family and friends along with eating a lot of great food. It’s also a time that we tend to be thankful and appreciate what He has done. However I believe there is a deeper importance to our perspective that transcends the Holidays into our daily lives.
For example Psalms 100:4 says:
“Enter into His gates with Thanksgiving and into His courts with Praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.”Psalms 100:4
Also in Psalms 52:1
“Why do you boast in evil, O mighty man? The Goodness of God endures continually.”Psalms 52:1
These verses have powerful insight about our perspective because how we see something and how we approach something determines what we receive from it.
Our perspective is linked to our expectation.
Notice that “Thanksgiving or being thankful” empowers us to enter into God’s presence. His presence is where we find rest and peace.
Being thankful is our perspective as we see life blessed and we see life as an opportunity for Jesus to do great things. This is true when things are good or when things are tough because He said His goodness endures continually!
He is the constant in our lives and we can be thankful daily along with seeing His goodness. This truth can empower our perspective and attitude to be godly no matter what.
When we are thankful, we are content, peaceful, and focusing on who He is. When our perspective is on Him, we are comforted in our challenges and we are strengthened in our victories!
This Holiday season I encourage you to be Thankful and to expect to see His goodness. Be determined to have the right perspective everyday thus positioning yourself to receive the good things He has for you.
Enjoy Jesus, enjoy family and enjoy friends knowing that the best is yet to come!
See you soon.
Something great is happening!