What’s Your Perspective?

What’s your perspective?

I love to fly. I love the anticipation of the flight. As I type, I am on a flight and it is taxing down the runway and is now taking off. I love looking out the window as the cars and lights become smaller and smaller. As you move into the clouds things become serene. If you can overlook the crying baby, the annoying person sitting next to you, and the stuffiness of the air…but I digress.

Really, I do love flying. The flight attendant just said we have cleared 10,000 feet. I am now cleared to type on my iPad. Oops, I’ve already been typing. When you are the passenger on an airplane, things are somehow different. The things you worry about don’t seem so big. You realize, as you look out and see only clouds, that you and your problems are very small when you compare them to the world you are looking at.

Yes, I still have challenges and issues that I am facing. But, I can think clearer when I am removed from it. When faced with problems, if we would change our perspective, we could deal with it much better. When you’re standing next to a Mack truck, of course it overwhelms you, but when you’re 34,000 feet in the air, you don’t even see the truck.

Instead of looking at things as problems, look at them as opportunities for growth. Pull yourself away from eye level and rise above the challenge so that you can get a full view of what’s going on. When you do that, things will look very differently, and your problems will seem much smaller.

We should always strive to be better than we were the day before. Whatever you’re facing today, ask yourself, how can I grow from this? How can I look at this differently? Change your perspective and change your life.

Romans 12:2 NIV
[2] Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

I love you to life!

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