Monday, December 11, 2017

Change Your Perception

By Andrea Merrell


Someone once asked, “How do you see yourself?” I don’t remember my answer, but it was a thought-provoking question that has stayed with me for years.

Many people tend to look at the world—and themselves—through the proverbial rose-colored glasses. Being positive and optimistic is an admirable trait but can cause a person to see something as better than it really is.

On the other hand, too many of us go through life seeing ourselves in a negative light or through the eyes of others. By doing this, we set ourselves up for failure. It’s impossible to know exactly what another person thinks. Besides, their thoughts and attitudes can shift as fast as the wind.

To see ourselves as we truly are—as God sees us—it’s necessary to change our perception. The only way to do this is to see through God’s eyes. Through His loving gaze into our soul, we see a child of the King who is loved, forgiven, and destined for an eternity so wonderful our mind can’t comprehend.

God looks at us and says: You are loved. You are valuable, special, and unique. You are forgiven. You are redeemed. You are my child. You are forever mine.

So … how do you see yourself? If not through God’s eyes, it’s time to get into His Word and change your perception.

(Photo courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net/Aleksa D.)


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