- G. K. Chesterton
Perspective is such an interesting topic. A person's perspective can change their approach to a situation. Also, only seeing part of the picture often has an adverse effect on our decisions and emotions.
|view from my kitchen window|
Standing at my kitchen window, I look out on a wonderfully relaxing view. A large piece of land, scattered with trees, sprawls out behind my house. Birds flutter around perching for short moments on the building facing my house. I love the view from my kitchen window...it relaxes me. But you see, this is not the full view of where I live. The kitchen is situated on the back side of the house; if I were only looking through this window I see a partial view of where I live.
|I could stand here all day|
Neither view is incorrect, or false, each view contains only part of the picture. If I were to choose to focus on one or the other perspective, I would fail to see the full picture. Often in life, I look at things which occur from only one window or through one door, and I miss out on the full picture. My human limitation often blinds me from seeing the full view. I'm just glad to know there is someone who knows everything and has seen everything. Psalms 147:5 reminds me: Great is our Lord and mighty in power; His understanding has no limit. My vision might be limited, but at least His isn't.
When I look at a problem in my life and think there is no solution, He has already lifted His head and looked down the road. He has seen the solution and the future. He has already provided good things for me.
Jeremiah 29:11 " For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."