Change Your Perspective, Change Your Life

by / Monday, 11 November 2013 / Published in Featured, Wholehearted

 

“Child, you have to learn to see things in the right proportions.

Learn to see great things great and small things small.”

- Corrie ten Boom

 

A change in perspective can work wonders for us.  There are so many examples of how our perspective and position relative to an object can have a significant impact on what/how we see and how we act in turn…

Take a lion for example.

When I see a lion in a photo, majestically roaring across the African plain, I am struck by the creature’s beauty and might.  I am in awe and wonder.  However, if I saw that same lion, live and in person, while he was roaring across the African plain, I can assure you my reaction would be incredibly different.   I would be in awe and terror, not awe and wonder!

 

Change your perspective, change your life…

Or perhaps more aptly, change your perspective, save your life.

 

The wholehearted perspective is one that takes God’s perspective and not our own.

The wholehearted perspective believes what God has said about our situation and us, even if what we see seems incongruent with what He’s said.

The wholehearted perspective remembers that God has said: “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts” (Isaiah 55:8-9 NKJV).

 

Caleb and Joshua…

Caleb and Joshua poignantly demonstrate the wholehearted perspective when they went to scout the land of Canaan.  If you haven’t read this story before, I encourage you to read Numbers 13 and 14.  It is an incredible and sobering tale of how perspective can change everything.

What you’ll discover as you read is that the wholehearted perspective, God’s perspective, not only changed Caleb and Joshua’s lives, it quite literally saved their lives and the lives of their families.

 

For most of us, we aren’t encountering lions or lands full of giants on a daily basis, but we are sure to encounter many other things in life that feel like giants or look like lions.

In the midst of your land of Canaan, the key is to dedicate yourself to living wholehearted.

 

Daily engage the wholehearted perspective. 

A perspective that says, “No matter what, I trust God.  No matter what, I know His thoughts and ways are higher than mine. I may not see what He sees right now, but I will live right now as if I do.” ♥

 

Live #Wholehearted

 

Further Reading:

Numbers 13 -14, Isaiah 55:8-9,  Proverbs 16:9

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