The Power of Perspective
But really a shift in perspective is often the catalyst for a significant change in someone. We love the stories of the underdog team. Losing the game, then after halftime they get into the locker room, all talk, come together, and turn things around.
These stories are inspiring because it’s a reminder that the power to change was there the whole time. It just wasn’t recognized. It’s a reminder that there is another option than the current path you are on.
Jesus was master at shifting perspective
He was famous for challenging people’s world views. He would say things like “You’ve heard it said one way, but now I say to you…”
In fact his main message was that the kingdom of God is at hand.
- When the world thought that God had forgotten them, he brought a contradicting message.
- When the world thought that God had abandoned them, he taught that God actually loved them.
If you are to adopt God’s perspective it means you adopt:
- A Scriptural Perspective
- A Spiritual Perspective
Main Scripture: Luke 24 The Road to Emmaus