noun: a way of regarding situations, facts, etc., and judging their relative importance; (2) the proper or accurate point of view or the ability to see it; objectivity; try to get some perspective on your troubles.
My co-worker and I have a deep connection; we have worked together since 1998, the reason for our “bond” is our faith in Jesus Christ, the sovereignty of God, and the leadership of Holy Spirit in both of our lives. He is young enough to be my child, and thus, the nickname of Other Son. Monday through Friday mornings we meet over the telephone and we pray, and of course talk! I love his family and he loves mine. Recently there was an incident that was rather puzzling – you know the questions one asks when this happens. Why? What didn’t I do? What did I do? What could I have done differently to prevent it? How can I fix it?
A friend of his gave him this little word picture. TrUsT.
At each end of TrusT is the cross.
In the middle of tRUst: U R (you are).
After U (you) is s (Satan).
When we place our trust in God and His sovereignty, we can just plan on Satan coming against us. And, how does he do that? Fear! Vain imaginations! Doubt! Dread! Worry! Fretting!
This is when we must, we must, we must have a Kingdom perspective. There are plenty of scriptures to help us with a Kingdom perspective, here are just a few:
Trust in the Lord with all your heart; lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your path. Proverbs 3.5-6
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage, do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. Joshua 1.9
And, we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. Romans 8.28
He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? Romans 8.32
If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. By this My Father is glorified that you bear much fruit; so that you will be My disciples. John 15.7-8 (red letters!)
To keep a Kingdom perspective, we must keep Kingdom-connected.
It’s all about perspective folks!