As I thought today about how I interact with people, I discovered four ways that I can know how to win with God’s Perspective in this area. They are:
- Offer grace to people(including ourselves)
- Don’t let the past define (others and ourselves),
- Be faithful in the little things
- He is not done yet
God’s Perspective Is To Offer Grace To People (Including Ourselves)
We have to allow ourselves to fall and fail sometimes. We realize that we do wrong and we need God’s grace and forgiveness in order to go on. Since we know that we are wrong, we should allow others that we know, to also be imperfect. We have all sinned and fallen short of God’s glory!(Romans 3:23). So much condemnation exists in the world. Only God can make it right when we surrender to Him.
Don’t Let The Past Define Us
My husband and I were watching an episode in the second season of The Chosen this afternoon. Philip and Matthew were talking about Matthew’s concerns. Matthew was concerned about how the other disciples viewed him since he was previously a tax collector. Phillip tells Matthew ” God does not define us by our past.” I love hearing this. Many people feel condemned because of what they did before they knew Christ. To watch this episode of The Chosen, check it out HERE.
Every one of us is capable of doing wrong and we are certainly capable of doing many ungodly things without the power of God in our life. The conviction of the Holy Spirit helps us make the right decisions. Not allowing our past to define us ,is how to win with God’s perspective.
Check out a past article that I wrote about The Great Offense
God’s Perspective for us is-Be Faithful
The Bible tells us that if we are faithful in the little things, He will give us more. He gives us more responsibility to do. In this, He shows that He is pleased. . Philippians 2:13
“For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases Him.”Philippians 2:13
God’s Perspective is-He Is Not Done Yet
“This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun.2 Corinthians 5:17 (NLT)
“We are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”Ephesians 2:10
The verse that my husband and I chose 31 years ago for our wedding, is still relevant.
“And I am certain that God, who began the good work in you will continue His work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.” This verse again states that God will continue doing His work! He is not done yet!!!!Philippians 1:6
My life is changing regularly. All along, God works on me along the way in every step of my life. He can and will work on you also as you let Him. God is writing my story still from His perspective. Regardless of my background, my childhood, my health, my bad habits, my hurt, my emotional baggage, He is still working as I yield my life to Him.
I have a lot of ways in which I need to grow. So do you! This is how we can win with God’s perspective, when we know He is working and watch Him move in our growth process. He is not done with you yet!