Today, I remembered walking in the grocery store when a lady frantically waved her arms in the air and came running in my direction. I smiled, thinking to myself, Who is this woman and why is she so happy to see me? BUT, I waved back with equal enthusiasm and began praying, Oh Lord help me to know who this women is.
After waving back frantically and acting as equally glad to see this young women, she ran passed me to embrace a different person about 5 feet from behind me. I literally laughed out loud and then quickly darted down the next aisle. Talk about embarrassing!
But doesn’t that scenario accurately display the power of Perspective?
How we think shapes and determines our actions. I was convinced this woman singled me out and ran in my direction, and so, I did the same.
As Christians, we need operate from the perspective and the truth of who we are in Christ.
1 John 3:1 says, "How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!..."NIV
Wow. Let that soak in a minute. You and I are really God’s kids!!! And, as a parent, can I just tell you...I would do anything to protect my kids! And, friends, God promises to do the same.
Isa 43:1-3,"Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine." NIV
So matter your struggle today, no matter your opposition, no matter how you may "feel"...the truth is YOU ARE NOT ALONE! GOD IS WITH YOU!
Today, ask yourself, "What is my perspective? What am I thinking about? What have I allowed to convince me, concerning my future?"
I challenge you to Remember Who you serve. Believe for the impossible. Trust God. Whether in the valley or on the mountaintop...Because God is faithful!
PRAYER: Father, thank You that we are not alone. Defend us. Provide for us. And fill us with Your precious Presence. Help us to keep our perspective fixed on YOU...NOT our circumstances. In Jesus name, amen.