The little girl stood on the couch as she throw pillows onto the floor. As one left her hand a little squeak came out, “Ah”. She jumped down grabbed the pillow and moved it to what seemed to be a perfect spot. She stepped back to take a better look at the placement of the pillows. Satisfied with everything, she jumped back onto the couch and stood on the edge. 


She jumped down to the first pillow, then to the next. With every leap her speed grow faster and faster. She jumped on each pillow with excitement and drive. Almost stumbling, she regained her balance but careful to stay on the pillow. “Phew, that was close,” she said to herself. She squatted down, knees bent, and with as much might as she could, pushed off her little legs and jumped onto the couch again. She landed on the couch, face first as her body bounced off the cushions.


As she lifted her head her Dad walked right through her obstacle course. “Daddy! You’re in the lava!” He jumped onto the couch and looked her straight in the eye, “Phew, that was close.”


As someone who looks through a lens for a living, knowing there are different perspectives is very crucial. Perspective is everything and sometimes, if we aren’t careful, we can think that we have better insight than God.


ISAIAH 55:8-9

8 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts,

neither are your ways my ways,”

declares the Lord.

9 “As the heavens are higher than the earth,

so are my ways higher than your ways

and my thoughts than your thoughts.

Once you know something you cannot un-know it, no matter how hard you try. But if you don’t know something you cannot look at it the same way as someone who does.


And God knows all. He looks at things completely different. For one, He’s perfect. And two, He is all knowing. And I don’t know about you but I would rather rely on someone who knows what’s coming than on myself who has no idea. 


To have a God perspective, means we need to look too God no matter our situation not try to find God in our situation. The moment we start looking for God and not to God, is the moment we start to shift our perspective. And when we shift our perspective we can think we are walking on stones but really we are walking on lave.


So let’s stay out of the lava, and let God guide our path.

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