I'm being called out of my comfort.
My whole life is about to be different.
If I focus on what I’m leaving behind, rather than what’s ahead, I wouldn’t leave.
If I focused on what a “normal” 26 year old (or any age) is supposed to be doing, instead of what God is calling me to, I would feel behind or even crazy.
A word that has unintentionally been a theme for me over the past year.
How has my perspective changed?
How many times did I ask for God’s perspective, but not realize that He had done it or changed it in a way that I didn’t expect?
The biggest thing I have noticed, more than ever before, is how drastically different God’s perspective is than my natural tendencies. If I’m not constantly asking for His perspective, it doesn’t take long at all for me to slide back to what the world says it should be.
Recently, my prayer has been a constant asking for God’s perspective and I am seeing how He has slowly fulfilled that prayer, but not all at once. Time has a wonderful way of healing and changing us and we usually don’t notice until we’re on the other side. If I think about what my mind was consumed with just a month ago, I can’t help but thank Him for His grace and answers to prayer.
“You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you! Trust in the Lord always, for the Lord God is the eternal Rock.”
-- Isaiah 26:3-4 --
These words have been written on the mirror in my bathroom for the past few months. What a beautiful reminder. It’s true! When my perspective is ‘Him first’ I am in perfect peace. He is steady and solid and never fails…in ALL things.
If you are curious if your perspective lines up with God’s, I challenge you to ask Him. I can guarantee that He will show you some way that you have let the world convince you of some truth that is not His. But He will also show you how beautiful His perspective is and how much peace He can bring into your heart through that shift.
I’m not the only one who is being called out of my comfort. As Christians, we all are. And if we let Him, He will keep showing us how exciting and fruitful our lives can be in His trustworthy hands.