I may sound like a broken record, but perspective really does shape the whole world that you live in. Whatever your point of view is on something determines the outcome you manifest. Those thoughts may become words, and those words may become your reality. You may even attract or connect with those who have the same perspective. Which increases the way you think and the results of thinking a certain way. As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he. So what is in your heart? What thoughts are taking residence and shaping your day? Are you settled in your mind and heart at the end of your day? Well friend, today is a NEW day, and today is a day for you to TRUST and find REST! TRUST and live in PEACE!
So my youngest overgrown midget is something else. Some of you may have heard a story or two and God bless those of you who have experienced an encounter with JT. He is the one that humbles me daily and I do mean daily LOL. It's nothing like watching your kid destroy your perspectives, how I believe something should go and physically show me that my perspective for him in that moment was too small. Not enough or definitely not even close to who he is. Disclaimer: This is what I understand now lol. It has taken me a journey to get here.
Here is a kid that I thought didn't listen to me and would only listen to his dad. When all along it was my perspective standing in the way of this midget becoming GREAT! Listen, I am not one to let him do just anything. I'm saying that I saw disobedience because my perspective was literally a box for a kid who literally gets in boxes and busts them open until it takes form of whatever he wants at the moment. I did not give him any room or space according to who he is. My perspective was from being an 80's kid who was raised a certain way and these 2000 babies are not the same lol. I repeat NOT the same.
My perspective that I had a child who doesn't listen to me was getting in the way of me getting ahold of the right perspective that produces PEACE! My perspective was he doesn't listen. The TRUTH was, this kid is FEARLESS and needed room and guidance to cultivate it and understand discipline.
That perspective alone has changed the way I respond to him (sometimes lol) and I have found more PEACE. I started paying more attention to how he moved and communicated. The gag is I started recognizing a lot of myself in him from when I was a child. Oooh, fix it Jesus!! lol.
If you are not familiar with the story of Abram and Sarai in the bible, God made a promise to him. He told him to walk before him and be perfect (blameless, choose to be obedient, choose to listen and do as I say) and He will make a covenant between them and will multiply him exceedingly.
Genesis 17:1-6 AMP
“I am [b]God Almighty;
Walk [habitually] before Me [with integrity, knowing that you are always in My presence], and be blameless and complete [in obedience to Me].
“I will establish My covenant (everlasting promise) between Me and you,
And I will multiply you exceedingly [through your descendants].”
Then Abram fell on his face [in worship], and God spoke with him, saying,
“As for Me, behold, My covenant is with you,
And [as a result] you shall be the father of many nations.
“No longer shall your name be Abram (exalted father),
But your name shall be Abraham (father of a multitude);
For I will make you the father of many nations.
God's perspective was for Abram who became Abraham to be obedient and He will do. Sarai who became Sarah's perspective was that there wasn't enough time and that she would not be able to do what God said that they would do. Her perspective said the only way this promise can happen with her is if Abraham slept with her handmaiden and she conceived for her. Her lack of trust in what God promised caused her to not have PEACE. REST!
Sarah's choice (perspective) to not believe the identity spoken of her influenced her husband and her handmaiden to come into agreement with this perspective. My perspective of my son according to what I perceived (not based off the truth of who he is or what God has said) has influenced my husband and even my daughter that my son doesn't listen. My, my, my. Your perspective can influence the manifestation of NO PEACE, and the NO REST that YOU experience and others.
Perspective is EVERYTHING!
Recognizing the places where your perspective may need to change is the best thing you can do for yourself and those you influence. That starts with identifying whats in your heart and being able to let go of what you need to let go of and believe and receive what you need to moving forward. If you are a believer, believing the word and having a personal relationship with the one who inspired it will make you free from perspectives that can cause no rest. No peace.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
If you want to find rest, if you want to live in peace, this scripture says it best. Go to Him. Trust that when you go to Him you will find truth, a perspective that will lead you to rest and peace.
Thank you Father that where your spirit is, there is freedom. It is with you, in you and by you that we are made free from belief systems that leaves us in a place of bondage and lacking rest and peace. When there is no where else to go, you said we can come to you. When we are tired from the results of our thought patterns and actions, we can come to you and make an exchange for rest. So today we choose and receive your rest and your yoke (truth and guidance) for it is easy and your burden is light. We choose to trust you. Thank you that we can lay it at your feet and find rest. In Jesus name, Amen.
You are ROYALTY! You can choose it.
It has already chosen YOU...
1 Peter 2:9
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;
- Pray and ask God to reveal areas where your perspective may need to change.
- Allow the change. Be intentional in choosing to look at things from your NEW perspective.
- Pray scripture that speaks over your mind and thoughts over yourself and others.
- Forgive yourself of having a perspective that may not have been in alignment with truth.
- Connect with people who have the perspective that aligns with the perspective that God is revealing to you. This will help increase your faith and identity of who you are in this season and you finding rest.
- Journal your journey and celebrate your new freedom.
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