Have you ever noticed how your eyes seem to always see that which is forefront in your mind?
Lori and I have been exploring a new business venture and now whenever I am driving around I’m noticing this line of business seems to exist everywhere.
Fact is, it’s always existed everywhere but only until recently was my brain programmed to look for it.
That is how our mind works.
We see what we are looking for and as Batterson states in the opening quote, “If we are looking for excuses, we will find them. If we are looking for opportunities we will find them.”
The same holds true for …
If we look for the good in our circumstances we will find it.
If we look for the bad in our circumstances we will find it.
If we look for beauty in the world we will see it.
If we look for ugly in the world we will see it.
If we look for the good in others, we will find it.
If we look for the bad in others, we will find it.
If we look for conspiracy theories about the plot behind a virus that is going to overthrow our country…we will find them.
Sorry, not sorry for digressing. 🙂
We see whatever we are looking for and what we are looking for is dependent upon whose perspective we view the world from–God’s or ours.
Thus, the reason to try our best to start, continue, and end each and every day from Christ’s perspective.
Romans 12:2, “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”
John 14:27, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”