God asked me if I was trying to change people’s perspective of themselves or their perspective of Him?
My response was quick. I thought, “I want to change both!”
God lovingly showed me that people can’t see themselves, or Him, differently until they have a new perspective. The mindset that they have built can’t be reconstructed until a new vision is in place.
God spoke to me, “Remember the three ‘P’s’! Perspective, Perception and Purpose. I quickly began to look up each word along with each meaning.
Perspective-. a particular attitude toward or way of regarding something; a point of view
Perception-the ability to see, hear, or become aware of something through the senses.
Purpose-the reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists.
I heard The Father share why these three “P’s” are so important.
He explained that our PERSPECTIVE is based on the experience and attitude we have formed in our minds. If we have a negative view then we won’t be able to see a positive outcome regardless of how hard we try. However, if we shift our mind to see how God sees a situation we can have greater revelation.
The Father continued enlightening me about our PERCEPTION. This is the way we process the information through our natural senses, but if we were hurt by words, actions, etc., then we can’t trust what we perceive through the lenses of those wounds. Perception is based on our own truth and that can actually be a big fat lie!
We view ourselves not through rose colored glasses, but through fun house mirrors that distort our perception of true self. It’s that skewed vision keeping us blocked from our true potential. If we begin to look through the Father’s eyes we will begin to see ourselves the way He created us to be. God created you, and because of that He sees the true you
The last P was PURPOSE and that was the whole point. What is my purpose? I looked up the word purpose in the Bible and there I found the answer.
“And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.”
Romans 8:28 NLT
That was it! I was called for His purpose and not mine.
He showed me that my mind, will, and emotions wouldn’t allow me to understand His plan. I couldn’t trust what I heard or saw because I couldn’t envision the bigger picture. Finally He brought me to the understanding that I needed to go higher in order to get that heavenly perspective.
God loves to give us new ways to see, hear and understand. Yes, He does it all on purpose!