By now you may have noticed a change in our posting schedule. As a surprise, we’re sharing a bit of a recap and additional thoughts on the topic this week. Let us know what you think.
The question is—how does God change our perspective on ourselves? This hasn’t been a difficult concept for me. The simplistic answer is: truth. When our perspective is poisoned by half-truths and lies, the antidote is careful, intentional infusion of a truer perspective than the one we hold. Where does that come from?
When I question my core beliefs about myself, it’s healthy to take a look through someone else’s eyes. This is the time to dig into the Bible to find out what God has to say about me. Or, it’s time to find a good friend who is willing to sit down and share truth over a cup of joe. Have you found the same solutions to your own needed perspective shift?
Here’s a biblical perspective, in case you need it as much as I do…
Invite God into your conversations:
For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there among them.” Matthew 18:20
Ask him what he has to say—then remember how loved you are:
This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. 1 John 4:10
Ask the Holy Spirit to speak to you about your identity.
His words will be consistent with the truth of the Bible, so check what you hear against that.
I hope this has been helpful. Have you begun the process of your own personal perspective shift yet? Let us know how it’s going!
If you need the link to my first post, it’s here.