By: admin Posted in: site news 03/02/17 12:39:00AM
Envision Your Life from God’s Perspective
by Richard Cox , Author of I, We, Us: A Journey of Personal Growth and Development
“…I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows).” John 10:10 (AMP)
Often we are so busy doing this and that for other people in our lives that we sometimes lose focus on achieving our own personal goals and dreams. God wants to fulfill His plan in our lives but we must first begin to see ourselves the way God sees us – growing and prosperous.
How do you view yourself as a child of God? Are you reflecting God’s image in your everyday lifestyle? Take the time everyday to view yourself through God’s eyes. If so, you’ll experience a perception of His fulfillment, peace and power in your life. You will begin to feel empowered by the way God sees you excelling, and living a life of victory through Him.
You’ll also notice as your personal relationship deepens with Christ His favor and blessings will overflow. Some people who have once viewed your life in a limited way will be surprise how God has now taken off the limits of their own limited perspective of you. Some people may even be surprised of your achieved blessings that were obtained through your faith in God. They probably felt that you could only live in a certain type of neighborhood, only marry a certain type of person, or only work on a certain type of job. You have to work constantly to deprogram yourself from people’s impressions and limitations of you. As you begin to see yourself through God’s eyes (found in His Word) your possibilities are endless.
One effective key to learning God’s Perspective of you is studying your rights as a Child of God which is found throughout His Word. For example, you are blessed with every spiritual blessing which is found in Ephesians 1:3(AMP), where it says, “may blessing (praise, laudation, and eulogy) be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah) Who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual (given by the Holy Spirit) blessing in the heavenly realm!” Be encouraged as a Believer because you’re not the same person since Christ has entered your life. After Christ entered your heart, you were given a new perspective about yourself and your lifestyle.
Another key point to understanding God perspective is self acceptance. It is vital with your new life in Christ. Once you realize and come to terms with that fact … the sky is the limit. It will help to manifest your spiritual transformation in Christ on your Christian destiny.
Here are some ways that God sees you:
- Over comer – There’s not a situation you can face that God can’t help you to overcome. In 1 John 5:4 (NIV) it says, “for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. “This reminds us that victory over the world has been won. And the proof is that our faith in Jesus has worked to bring about a visible transformation in our lives.
- Conqueror – You are a conqueror in every circumstance that comes your way. In Romans 8:37(NIV) it says, “...in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. “ Be confident that you are a conqueror by keeping your hope in Jesus Christ. In Romans 8:31(NIV) it says, “…if God is for us, who can be against us?” As long as God is on our side we are winners.
- Champion – You are holding a spiritual championship belt for the victories you’re already won in your life. In Psalm 18:35 (NIV) it says, “you give me your shield of victory, and your right hand sustains me; you stoop down to make me great. “ God conquers and reigns for you, and you shall conquer and reign through Him.
- Blessed – God’s favor is over your life and each day is a blessed day. In Deuteronomy 28:13(NIV) is says, “the LORD will make you the head, not the tail. If you pay attention to the commands of the LORD your God that I give you this day and carefully follow them, you will always be at the top, never at the bottom.” It’s God delight to bless you. The blessing is promised upon condition that you diligently listen and obey the voice of God.
On this Christian journey it’s so important to maintain God’s perspective about yourself. In Philippians 4:13 (AMP) it says, “I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ's sufficiency].”Remember that God loves you and created you to know Him personally. He has a wonderful plan for your life … just trust Him to order your steps.