Vantage Point

Posted by Dion Todd July 8th, 2015 14,451 Views 0 Comments

In nothing be anxious, but in everything, by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. The peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers, whatever things are true, whatever things are honorable, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report; if there is any virtue, and if there is any praise, think about these things. Philippians 4:5 WEB

One sees the glass of water half full, the other sees the glass half empty. The glass itself contains the same amount no matter how you look at it. When you are looking through satans eyes at his plan for your life, it is going to be a dark, twisted, distorted view filled with doubt, lack, despair, and fear of what is coming.

When you look through the eyes of Jesus at His plan for your life, you will find it full of hope, love, light, the straight path, the narrow way, and you will face the day knowing that whatever comes, God has got your back. You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you (Phil 4:13). No weapon formed against you will prosper (Isa. 54:17). So we may boldly say: The LORD is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me? (Hebrews 13:6).

From which vantage point are you looking at your life from? If you feel burdened down like you are carrying the world on your shoulders, then it is the wrong one and it is not uncommon today. Life is busy and there are often many things pulling from many directions. Dont let it get to you. You were not meant to be everything, to everyone, all the time.

Paul wrote that we should be anxious about nothing, but pray with gratitude and make your requests known to God. Because that is when the peace of God comes. Jesus said in Matt 6:34 to not worry about tomorrow, for it will take care of itself. Paul learned to be content in whatever situation that he found himself in (Phil 4:11).

Dont get anxious and give up today. What is lost can be replaced. Pray and be thankful for what the Lord has already done for you. Remember the times that He has moved in your life. Think positive.

Prayer: Lord I thank you for bringing me this far. Please show me what I can do for You. Give me a clear vision, calm my mind, give me more of Your peace in my life. Give me the grace to change my ways and become more like You, in the name of Jesus.

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