God asks us to have an "eternal" perspective! The idea is to become mature by moving our mindset away from the false beliefs and ideas we have built up. How do we keep on His track? Perspective!
Perspective is the mental view or outlook of what we see in our world, our circumstances, our situation, and our Lord. The reality and outcome of our viewpoints influences our beliefs that in turn influence our attitude, which affects our actions. Our perspective will dramatically and dogmatically affect the outcome of the trials we go through in life.
How do you look at the world? Is it for what you can get out of it and what is in it for me, or is it for what you can learn and grow?
Your perspective will answer and determine your character, maturity, spiritual growth, how you deal with problems, and how you can make your situation positive and meaningful!
Perspective is also the hope we are to have because of the reality of Christ's redemption. Our hope is anchored because He paid our debt. Because of this, we will realize that He is more than able to carry us through whatever happens to us.
What are your pursuits in life?
The things we pursue in this life will be of no value some day; only what we learn, how we have grown, and the people we touch will be the real value that will echo throughout eternity! We have the ability to make something better of ourselves by our spiritual, emotional, and social growth for our Lord's glory.
We do this by seeing the situations we are in from a higher perspective.
If we have the mindset of Christ and the direction from Holy Spirit, trials will work for us and not against us!
When we focus on Christ, we have the proper perspective.
Whether we are poor or rich, we are indeed rich beyond measure when we are in Christ. We can take pride (the good kind) in what we have—our position in Christ and not our possessions. The real treasure is who we are in Christ, not what we have! (See Psalm 103; Job. 14:2; Isaiah 40:6-7)
As a Christian, we are made rich because of whom we are in Christ, not in what we possess or in our circumstances!
Christ will take us beyond our circumstances. The world cannot give us true riches—only Christ can. He gives us our hope! Yay---we can now see beyond our pain and our broken world.
When we are in Christ, we can start to see the big picture, from God's perspective. Holy Spirit will help us to see what He has for us and what we can learn.
THIS HELPS US WITH WHAT WE ALL NEED --- to see our self worth in Christ, which produces godliness and deeper faith. (See James 3; Heb. 5:14.)
Lindy and I love and believe in you!!
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