This weekend, we changed the furnace & vacuum filters. It’s good to change the filters from time to time & the vacuum filter was long overdue – no wonder the carpet has been messy!
Let’s think about this in relation as well to our mental filters. Sometimes we see things through filters that can be dirty, tainted, distorted & ineffective. Consequently, our perspective is messed up & we can make dysfunctional decisions & carry on with messed up conversations / mindsets
Let’s be sure that we follow the Holy Spirit in truth. Maybe it’s time to let the Holy Spirit challenge your mental filters so that life works better & isn’t quite so messy!
Perspective has alot to do with our decisions & attitudes. Here’s an example: one of my kids just told me that they’re bored. When I suggested that we could skip the Christmas break & head back to school, they were suddenly “un-bored”. Lots of things are a matter of perspective. Along this line, I’ve been thinking lately about what it means to think about things from God’s point of view, based on Biblical insights:
How does God see the things with which I struggle in my life?
What is God’s perspective on the way I treat my mate?
What does God think / feel about how I interact with my kids?
What does God think about how I behave on my job?
What things / values are important to God?
How does God “feel” about the way I use my time, money & energies?
If you want to get to know someone really well, you have to do your best to understand things from their point of view. This takes time, intentionality, honor & humility. Getting to know someone else’s perspective tells them that they are important to you, that their values are significant & that they matter in your life. Getting to know God’s point of view is a noble adventure, worthy of our focus & energies 🙂