All About Perspective


Imagine for a moment that you were to pick up a pebble. Now hold it right in front of your face. It looks so big. Okay, now hold it out in front of you. Not as big, but still noticeable. Finally, toss that pebble to the ground, it appears tiny and insignificant.

Obviously, it all comes down to perspective. When the pebble was up by your face, it was all you could see because it was where your focus was. However, your focus shifted when that same pebble was on the ground. From your elevated perspective you could see the big picture and realize it wasn’t that big after all.

This very same principle can be applied to our lives. For example, you believe God is calling you to step out of your comfort zone and say yes to Him. At this point, you have a choice to make, will you focus on your insecurities and doubts about the task before you or will you focus on God, trusting Him to lead and equip you for what He is asking you to do?

It is a matter of perspective. View this as an opportunity to see God work in and through you.

Dear friend, just like the example of the pebble, God sees the big picture and has a perfect purpose and plan for each of us. Keep your eyes on Him and He will certainly equip you for what He has called you to do.

Step out in boldness, He is right beside you.

Your Turn:

  • How is your perspective? Do you focus on circumstances or your Savior?
  • What is holding you back from following God’s leading in your life?
  • How can I pray for you today?

2 thoughts on “All About Perspective

  1. Jamy, thank you so much for this post! This is exactly what I needed! Lately, I have been focusing on my problems and throwing a million dollar pity party for one! I must admit I am stuck on the problems. I pray about it and immeditately start trying to “fix” it. I’m learning the more I try to fix it, God is allowing me to mess it up more! I’m asking that you will pray that I surrender all to Him, and trust Him and His timing.

  2. Jamy, how true, perspective really does make a difference. That particular idea has come up several times recently in reading different verses and writings. God sees everything from beginning to end, we only see what is in front of us. I feel like I am at a good place right now in understanding that truth. Personally, though, I’m in a lull and am blaming it on the season right now. Maybe what I really need is exercise….but that’s for another day. Thanks for your thought provoking words.

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