Perspective is how we see things from our vantage point in the world.
My eyes are often focused on what is right in front of me. My work, my kids, my schedule, my checklist . . . my, my, my.
In other words, it's all about I, I, I, and if I'm not intentional I forget why God placed me here in the first place.
Instead of being hypnotized by my horizontal perspective, I must intentionally (through connecting with God) shift my eyes to the vertical.
From 8,000 feet in the air, you become smaller and God becomes bigger. Getting just a glimpse of God's handiwork reminds me I am a vessel, a piece of clay, molded for a specific purpose. I'm God's beautiful creation on display for the world to see . . . Him.
As you walk through your day, remember this.
5 For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. 6 For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
Treasure in Jars of Clay
7 But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. 8 We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; 9 persecuted, but snot forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; 10 always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies. 11 For we who live are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh. 12 So death is at work in us, but life in you.
(2 Corinthians 4)
Shift your perspective and focus on what matters. Of course, move through your day. We are all given a specific route with people (God imprints) placed right in front of us. Be obedient and engage them with purpose. See them. Listen to them.
Remember, we are here for such a time as this.
Amanda Williams is a forty-year old wife and mother of two who can still swing her pony tail and display just a tad of sass. She is also a Jesus loving girl who realizes she is nothing without the One who saved her. Amanda has two degrees specializing in serving students with special needs and is currently working in the field of Leadership Development. She is a Christian author, speaker, blogger, and publisher who loves serving beside her husband at her local place of worship, First Baptist Church of Ocala.