Eric Speir

Thrive In Your Faith and Family

Why Perspective Matters In Your Life

We look at life through the lenses of our worldview. Everyone’s lenses are different based upon what their worldview is. This means perspective is important.

Creative Commons photo by Matt Neale

Creative Commons photo by Matt Neale

We can either look at life and work as an opportunity or as an obligation. You can either view it as a “have to” or a “get to.”

Obligation says…

  • I have to do this.
  • This is a waste of my time.
  • I would rather be doing something else.
  • My needs aren’t being met.
  • What about me?

Opportunity says…

  • I get to do this.
  • This is an investment in someone’s life.
  • I can learn from this experience.
  • I’m meeting someone’s needs.
  • What about them?

One becomes an opportunity to learn and give, while the other becomes a time to drain energy.

One takes life, while the imparts life.

One complains, while the other thanks.

One takes, while the other gives.

One discourages, while the other encourages.

Our perspective will determine how God can use us.

The key in determining your perspective is your attitude. Only you have control over your attitude. What is your perspective going to be?

Question: Where do you need a change of perspective in your life?

About Eric

I'm a pastor, writer and serial encourager. I like to help people to grow in their relationship with God. I live outside of Atlanta, GA. I've written a book, Stubborn Faith: 30 Day Devotional Guide For New Growth. It's available for download on Amazon. Feel free to follow me on Twitter at @ericspeir

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