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Personal Outlook: What Do You Perceive?
From the wombs of mothers, infants enter the world as blank canvases, ready to be exposed to the rich beauty the earth has to offer. Nevertheless, the paint that narrates the stitching of the canvas is not always beautiful. All people have a personal outlook that shapes schematic perceptions of life circumstances. It explains why two people can experience the exact same physical or psychological conditions, yet walk away with differing interpretations. Humans have the unique ability of coloring perspectives. One can elect to view a condition as positive, negative, neutral, damaging, or helpful.
The Nation of Israel, God’s Chosen-Milk-&-Honey-Promised-Land-Protected People, still decided to view themselves as grasshoppers in comparison to the natives of Canaan. “And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight” (Numbers 13:33). God assured them a victory, but psychologically, they believed themselves to be inferior. What is your Personal Outlook and What Do You Perceive?
Regardless of mental distortions, it is time Christians begin believing what God already knows about His children. The Psalmist said, “I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well” (Psalms 139:14). In the eyes of God, His children are fearfully and wonderfully made. How many people live their lives with not just knowing that, but living and trusting by it. When you know how you are made, one cannot be a grasshopper.
Notice the words of the half brother of Jesus Christ: “For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: 24For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. 25But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed” (James 1:23-25).
For those in Christ, do not forget who you are in Christ. For those out of Christ, do not forget what Christ wants you to become. Do not look in the mirror to simply forget your appearance. Remember, You are the Clay in the Potter’s Hands. God Has Paved a Way to Save you Today.