Perspectives are so interesting. Two people can read, watch, and/or hear the exact same anything and walk away with a different view of what happened. Our lives and experiences weave who we are. Because of that, whatever our view is of any given situation, it is slanted to our own personal "selfish" gain. No really. It is true. It is the way we were made in a fallen world. I am not saying it to point fingers of shame. It is just what it is and it is the way we all work.
I was talking with someone the other day about a situation and as we talked...their perspective came out. It was a perspective that I had never thought of before and had to wonder how one could ever come to such a conclusion. Their perspective vs. my perspective. So close and yet so far apart.
Is there any way to escape it?....you know....those slanted but personal perspectives.
For me, it is only when I totally and completely give up those experiences, those slanted view points.....hand them over to God......give up all the distortions, misconceptions, and ugliness that I even have a chance at looking at things without those "rose colored glasses".
Am I pointing this out because I get it right?
Not a majority of the time...not even half the time.....I could safely say somewhere around a fraction of the time do I hit the mark. It is a daily chore to remember to give things over to God....and a daily joy to know that He is always there to listen and give aid. Somewhere amidst my fumbling and surrendering; I find HIS perspective.
His perspective is so much better than anything I could even imagine or compare to. His perspective makes everything else wash away.