Christian Living, Devotionals

Perspective: How Are We Looking at The World?

How are you looking at the world as of late?

There are many perspectives out there: straight up negative and positive, humanistically, environmentally, economically, sarcastically, maybe through the googles of conspiracy, in an “I don’t care” kind of way, or maybe from a Biblical standpoint. We are all looking at the world’s plight from some sort of direction that will be very telling about our stance on faith and fortitude.

The world has been in pain since its fall. We are ever fighting upstream, groaning in childbirth, praying for reprieve, and standing on the edge of what we think is morally acceptable. No matter how easy going, pliable or unmovable we are, there is an end goal for all and it’s a tough climb no matter how much of a nay-sayer one may be.

As a Christian, what do you think our response should be to the birthing pains of the Godly kingdom? Are we to sit back and allow for the lost to crumble beneath our feet? Should we stand by and watch the defeated fall into the abyss? If self-focus our main goal by which we extend outward when we’re comfortable enough, educated enough, or desperate enough?

Colossians 3:2 ESV 

Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.

When we steady our focus on the things of God, He molds us and refines us so that our self-centered attitudes become kingdom focused.

This should be a constant pursuit for a Christian. Our focus should be on things of Heaven so that we can live on earth in light of the Lord’s goodness. When our perspective is correct, we won’t be looking at the world through the lens of self, but through the lens of Christ. When we see the world in love, we can move forward in living for truth and sharing the very same.

Our focus should be on things of Heaven so that we can live on earth in light of the Lord's goodness. When our perspective is correct, we won't be looking at the world through the lens of self, but through the lens of Christ. Click To Tweet

John 17:17

Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.

Be sure to share the hope that you have in Christ. The truth will sanctify you and set you free.

 

 

10 thoughts on “Perspective: How Are We Looking at The World?

  1. “When our perspective is correct, we won’t be looking at the world through the lens of self, but through the lens of Christ.” This is a beautiful and life-giving perspective! Thanks for linking up at Grace & Truth.

  2. Yes! We need a heaven-perspective, and we need to look at life through the lens of Scripture! Thanks for this post!

  3. Our perspective can easily get turned around but seeing things through the lens of Christ will always lead us in the right direction.

  4. Love the challenge to think about how we see the world, “through the lens of self or the lens of Christ.” Your writing always stops me and has me pondering. That is a good thing! A great thing really! A wonderful post with an important message Maryann!

  5. Whole lotta people gonna fall,
    whole lotta good folk gonna die,
    whole lotta homies lose it all,
    whole lotta mamas gonna cry.
    Whole lotta big men fulla pride,
    whole lotta leaders talking tough,
    whole lotta jokers takin’ sides,
    whole lotta yellin’, “Make it rough!”
    Whole lotta Christians scratchin’ heads,
    whole lotta “What do I do now?”
    Whole lotta need for bakin’ bread,
    whole lotta call to walk the plow;
    whole lotta tryin’, keep it straight,
    whole lotta miles to Heaven’s gate.

  6. Lovely!! Thanks for sharing! I love the question you ask about sitting back and allowing the lost to crumble at our feet. I realized some years ago I had to get outside of my bubble if I really wanted to be an ambassador for God. I had to be willing to bear the burdens of others to truly make a difference.

  7. Yes His truth does set us free, free indeed, Maryann…
    Thank you for this.

    You’re most welcome to join me in a cuppa at Tea With Jennifer,
    Bless you,
    Jennifer

  8. Amen! It is through this clear lens of Jesus that we can truly see! Thank you for such a poignant reminder. And your graphics are absolutely gorgeous…stunning in these eyes of mine! I love them. ~ linda

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