It’s hard to keep a Holy perspective in a world where we’re so bombarded with distractions from what’s truly important. We live in the world that 2 Timothy 4:3 warned us of:
“For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.”
This “feel good Christianity” is dangerous, and although we usually think of it most affecting new Christians who don’t have a strong foundation in the faith, it can creep into even a mature Christian’s life, too. Even if you’re trying to live a Godly life, stay focused on His Word, and grow in your relationship with God, you can still lose perspective and fail to look at every situation, opportunity, and circumstance through the lens of Christ.
A few weeks ago, the Lord began impressing on my heart to keep a Holy perspective. In my quiet time, in prayer, and even in a podcast I listen to regularly, the idea kept coming back over and over again. I began asking Him to reveal His truth to me, wondering how this could apply to my life or what He wanted me to do with it.
To keep a Holy perspective, sometimes you have to flip “feel good messages” around a little. For instance:
Nope. I’m not saying you shouldn’t have confidence, but that should read, “She believed she COULDN’T, so God did.”
What if we looked at the seemingly impossible feat before us and acknowledged that without Christ, we can do nothing (John 15:5) but with Him, we can do all things because He gives us strength (Philippians 4:13)?
This is a similar example:
Nope. With a Holy perspective, we would read that, “She remembered WHOSE she was, and the game changed.” As daughters of Christ, we have the belonging and the privilege of sonship that truly changes the game. Because we’re His, He is fighting on our behalf and He is preparing a place for us to spend eternity with Him!
I try not to get so preachy on the blog, but when God impresses something like this on your heart, you just have to share. I need the reminder more than anybody, because it’s so easy to scroll past a pretty quote on pinterest or instagram and double tap without putting it through the filter of scripture.
I say all this to encourage you, friends. Before you jump on board with something that feels good, ask yourself if it lines up with His Truth, ask Him to reveal any wrong beliefs you may have and ask Him to give you a Holy perspective, and above all else… cling to what is Good!