Point of view
(noun) A particular attitude or way of considering a matter.
Do you ever wonder what it would be like like to be able to go back and re-view a situation from a different point of view? Gods point of view? I have experienced this sort of “situational remorse” many times through out my life. When I realized the consequences of my point of view, caused my reaction to a situation to bring a worse situation into my life. The fact of the matter is that most people view the “cards there dealt” in life as the problem, and not the person in the mirror.
One of the greatest limitations we face as human beings is that we look at the world from our own inward “self centered” perspective—especially in situations that directly involve us. Anytime there’s something personal at stake, you’ve got a built-in bias, right? Is this article “good” “bad” or “right” or “wrong”. Those are the four basis in which we initially analyze every incoming event or situation. Next, is the “what is in it for me” mindset. But it doesn’t have to be so one-sided. If you can develop the ability to really see through another person’s eyes, you’ll be tapping into an incredibly powerful tool for managing your life. And it’s a skill you can cultivate—just like riding a bike.
“So we continue to preach Christ to each person, using all wisdom to warn and to teach everyone, in order to bring each one into God’s presence as a mature person in Christ.” (Colossians 1: 28 NCV)
The Bible says that unbelievers have no spiritual perspective (1 Corinthians 2:14). Likewise a lack of perspective is a mark of spiritual immaturity (1 Corinthians 3:1-2, 13:11, 14:20). In contrast, having perspective is evidence of spiritual maturity. Hebrews 5:14 (NASB) says, “But solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil.”
There are many benefits of learning to see everything from God’s perspective:
Perspective helps us handle trials. When we have God’s perspective on life we realize that “in all things God works for the good of those who love him” (Romans 8:28) and that “the testing of your faith develops perseverance” (James 1:3). Perspective was one of the reasons Jesus was able to endure the cross (Hebrews 12:2). He looked past the pain to the joy that was set before him.
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– Branson James