Perspective is vitally important. Human perspective, however, is wrought with many limitations. Often, we miss ‘today’ by conjuring up problems that we think will exist ‘tomorrow.’ Just think about the apostles perspective before the resurrection of Jesus. They were self-absorbed. They were seeking power and position through Jesus. They wanted to become masters not servants. They were egotistical. They were jockeying for the title of which one of them was the greatest, Mark 9:33,34. Fortunately, their perspectives changed along with their previously held man-made expectations.
We are on a journey of faith. More importantly, we are on a journey of faith WITH GOD ALMIGHTY! There are times when we feel that we are in the middle of God’s will, yet things don’t seem to be coming together. At those times it is important to remember God’s track record. He always has our best interests in mind. Remember, Joseph was in prison the day before he became the second most powerful person in the Egyptian empire, Genesis 41:41-43. No one saw that coming back in that day. No one that is, except God. That’s why He tells us, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD,” Isaiah 55:8. Sometimes we need a perspective and expectation adjustment. It will save us from ourselves and cause us to live with heavenly values. Isaiah 55:9 “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.”
Blessings, Dr. Joe