"Can you not discern this new day of destiny breaking forth around you?
The early signs of my puposes and plans are bursting forth.
The budding vines of new life are now blooming everywhere.
The fragrance of their flowers whispers:
'There is change in the air.'
The budding vines of new life
are now blooming everywhere.
The fragrance of their flowers whispers,
“There is change in the air.”
Arise, my love, my beautiful companion,
and run with me to the higher place.
For now is the time to arise and come away with me.
Song of Songs 2:13 Passion Translation
Perspective is everything.
Oftentimes I need to change the lens I'm looking through to see God's intention or perspective. My view gets out of focus and muddy when I get hurt, offended or scared. I begin to see things from the wounds of my pain instead of the clarity of God's promises.
It can be extremely difficult when we are faced with tough decisions, or painful circumstances. But if God is good and His promises are yes and amen, then there is an option to be pleasently expectant of good outcomes when facing trials. In James 1, Paul says it like this, "Consider it pure joy when faced with trials of many kinds."
What I focus on I give power to.
When I am focused on my circumstances and problems, they can seem overwhelming. However, when I focus on the reality of Heaven, it takes shape on the inside of me and bleeds into my thoughts and actions. When I focus on the beauty of Jesus and the love that He has for me, my problems dissipate and I get lost in a position of gratitude which enables me to live fully.
I never have to strive to gain this perspective.
All I need is simply to be still, give thanks and allow my posture to open up to receive His love. I don't need to go looking for Him because wherever I am, there He is, waiting to give Himself to me. I cannot allow the thoughts of my past dictate the present that is available to me. There is just no need for shame when the King of majesty lives inside of me.
I wouldn't want to miss the new day of destiny breaking forth all around me becasue the perspective I am looking through is distorted. I need to practice renewing my mind on a daily basis to see more clearly what God is doing. Fear is a liar. I cannot afford to see through the lens of fear. The more time I spend with Jesus, the author and finisher of my faith, I understand more of what He is like and it transforms my mind. I begin to see brand new. I begin to see the dazzling light in front of me leading me beside still waters and I'm drawn away from the view of the world. It's the best view in town.