"Since you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits in the place of honor at God's right hand. Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth. For you died to this life, and your real life is hidden with Christ in God." Colossians 3:1-3 (NLT)


Ask yourself:
How am I looking at things my life personally? the world at large?
How am I looking at God?

Ask yourself:
Am I zooming in on
...the problem?
...the person?
...the situation?
...the pain?
...the circumstances?
...the what-ifs?
...the if-onlys?
...the doubts?
...the questions?
...the fears?

Am I zooming in on God?
...His love?
...His grace?
...His mercy?
...His power?
...His strength?
...His peace?
...His word?
...His sovereignty?

Am I focused on eternity?
...On things that are above where Christ is seated on the throne?
...not on earthly things as stated in Colossians 3:1-3.

I must be purposeful about my perspective. Like looking through a pair of binoculars, I can zoom in and focus on the problem, or I can turn the binoculars upward and focus on God. Most of the time, when I focus on this person or that situation, what I really need to do is turn the focus on what work God is trying to do in me, in my heart.

"The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart." 1 Samuel 16:7 (NLT)

So today, simply ask yourself...What is my perspective?
Allow God to adjust it, if need be.

by Cari Rosinko