A Perspective Shift Changes Everything

Do not allow the divide between what your eyes of faith see that I have prepared for you, and what your physical eyes perceive as your reality, cause you to stumble into an ungrateful attitude of heart that refuses to be comforted in the here and now.

It is My desire for you to enjoy the blessing of peace and joy that flow from an attitude of gratitude.

Your dissatisfaction with what was once considered a blessing is blocking your growth.

You are not yet ready to receive what you long for. I need to be able to trust your motives for desiring greater things. As it is now, your pride is evident in that you truly believe that what you have been given for this day is somehow beneath you.

You tell yourself that it is My reputation that is at stake if you do not step into greater levels of glory and provision. Examine yourself more deeply My child.

Are you sure it is My reputation that you seek to protect?

Your viewpoint on some matters has been tainted by the excesses of your life and culture, yes, even by some of the teachings in the church.

Take pride in your low position.

I am pouring out into your life without restraint the true riches of my Kingdom. Oh how my heart longs for you to know and understand that I am giving you My very best for your life, right in this moment and for this moment. I am Your Father, how do you fail to see this? I know that you at times feel that you lack the ability and resources to give freely. Do not limit Me, and what I am doing, by your own limited mindset and view of yourself and the world around you.

Invest what you have been given completely into the lives of those that I bring to you. You will see how quickly the laws of multiplication, which I have set in motion, begin to manifest both spiritually and physically in your life.

The spirit of fear must be fought with a mouth that is continually filled with praise. Open your eyes and see how the forces of darkness have bound you up by convincing you to believe lies about your current circumstances and Me.

Banish all vain thoughts. Leave behind all pretense by abandoning your faulty systems of measurement.

You have tested My Word and found it to be true; pride comes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall. Walk humbly before me every day and allow Me to lift you up when, where, how and with whom I decide is best.

This will be easy for you now.

Remind yourself daily that My thoughts are Higher than your thoughts and My ways are greater than Your ways. I will reward your longsuffering with deep abiding joy; you’ve tasted it, walked in it for seasons at a time, but a time is soon coming when there will be nothing that can shake you.

I am glad that you have held on in faith to my promises. Your faith will be richly rewarded in My time.

Once again, abandon yourself to the process.

Every day, with each new challenge, abandon yourself to Me. Relax your grip. Rest your troubled thoughts.

Repent for the time and life resource you have wasted in petty distractions trying to make this uncomfortable season more comfortable. Embrace the uncomfortable days with the same open arms you embrace the days of comfort and you will be protected from many needless battles.

-Photo by Bob Eden Copyright 2011 c

19 thoughts on “A Perspective Shift Changes Everything”

  1. That’s alright!..i believe u deserve it…..thank u for reverting back..i understand…..i really like ur blog…this is just another way of showing my fondness for it…☺️

  2. You are a great writer and your transparency is always a blessing to me. Your posts always bless me. One day soon I’d like to share my recovery story with you. I wrote it in eight blog posts that coincided with eight of the 12 steps. Sadly, I never wrote posts for steps 9-12. That’s a story in and of itself.

  3. Thank you! I am honored. So far I have procrastinated the accepting of blogging awards. I really should go back through my comments and at least make one post to show my gratitude.

    It seems I am pushing myself just to crank out one or two posts a week at this point. But I really hope it doesn’t come across as ungrateful. I have seen some bloggers add a category that explains they don’t accept awards because of time constraints and thought of adding that, but never took the time to! hehe

    Thanks for reading! And thank you for the nomination.

  4. I meant to blog about the trip this morning but ended up telling this other parallel story instead. I definitely plan to write about it while it is still fresh in my mind though.

  5. Thank you, Emily. I will be singing at the service today. Easter will be spent with my mom and my brother and his family. Peace and blessings.

  6. Oh, My Goodness, Emily, these are amazing words. I admire your writing style a lot. There’s a best-selling book in you waiting to be written. Powerful words. Moving. And touching the hearts of all of us privileged enough to read them. God bless and have a wonderful Easter weekend.

  7. There probably is some scripture in it. This is written during listening prayer. I talk to God. I also listen to Him speak to me. (For my own life and for the life of others) I write what I hear.

    Jesus said in John 16:12-14
    “I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear. But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. He will glorify me because it is from me that he will receive what he will make known to you. ”

    He speaks specific truth to us through the Bible, The Holy Spirit and through others speaking through the Holy Spirit.

    Thanks for reading! I hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend.

  8. A lot of the times when I am listening to the Spirit speak and writing what I hear it is just for me; often I know that I should share it, knowing it will likely hit home for others too; sometimes what I hear is only for others. This one was definitely for me too!

    I am excitedly looking forward to the Easter weekend. I hope you have a wonderful time of celebration too.

  9. Wow…did you write this for me? This resonated with me very much. Just what I needed to hear. Thanks! And enjoy your Easter trip 🙂

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