I wanted to share a quick and hopefully encouraging lesson with you. It starts with this picture.
Looks like a pretty nice place, doesn’t it?
Now, take a look at this next picture.
That’s a picture of the exact same property. Know what’s different?
Perspective is your mental view or outlook. It’s how you see things. Consider…
- You might feel like things are financially tough. Perspective tells you that your church is more blessed than you think.
- You might feel like you’re not growing as fast as the church down the street. Perspective tells you to shepherd the people God has entrusted to you.
- You might feel like you don’t have enough people to serve. Perspective teaches you to appreciate and pastor those who give so much of their time.
It’s easy for our perspective to get out of whack…it happens to me all the time. I get caught up in the here and now and lose perspective. I think about the things I don’t have, and forget about things I do have. I try hard to get to the next level or break the next growth barrier, and I forget to enjoy the journey. I slip into leader mode and forget that my first ministry is to my family.
So maybe these pictures can give you a perspective change today. I know they did for me.
By the way, shout out to Kem Meyer who originally posted these pictures in a blog post titled “perspective.”