What perspective on life do you have?

Have you seen the picture of the old lady, young lady?


Some people look at the drawing and see the image of an old lady. Others look at the drawing and see the image of a young lady. Neither interpretation is wrong. Both are correct. Depending on the way your brain perceives the initial exposure to the image will determine the end result.

Let me for a moment use this example to highlight something else. 

Daily we are faced with decisions. Some decisions seem minor and insignificant. Others have the potential to be major and to alter the course of our future. It is the major decisions that cause us the most concern.  Some will say that our future success or security might depend on making the correct decisions.

Just as there is no incorrect interruption of the young lady old lady drawing, I believe that there is no incorrect decision when it comes to our life choices. Most people will strongly disagree with me from this point onwards but I want to challenge you to step back and see your life’s choices from another perspective.

Once you acknowledge that God is instrumental in changing you in your life, then the way you interrupt things changes. Regardless of the decision you make, you only need believe that God will use everything in your life and the life of others around you to bump you in the right direction. Therefore you end up in the right place at the right time doing the right thing. And this course of action is taking you on a journey which is devinely inspired.

I realise that 99 percent of the population wil disagree with this approach but it has been an approach that I continue to use and continue to gain reassurance from as I move forward.

God doesn’t always jump out in front of us and present a clear answer for making decisions. Most of the time we only need keep moving forward and believe that we are only part of the picture. Consider yourself to be similar to a dodgem car. You just apply the momentum and the car will be bumped into place.

Life’s choices can take you anywhere but knowing that God is like your own PA (Personal Assistant), this is what makes the striking difference. Once you embark on this journey of adventure, there is no turning back. Faith is needed. God becomes your personal GPS navigator and you will begin to realise along the way that you are definitely in the right place at the right time doing the right thing. There will be no need to try and find signs and symbols. They will jump out at you. There will be no need to try and work things out nor will there be the need to seek the assistance of prophecies. All you need do is to have faith that God is guiding you regardless of your decisions and be prepared to be spoken to.

Without going into specifics, I have had moments when I have made decisions to do things and at the time could see no real devine purpose in that decision.  I had continued to believe that God uses everything in our lives to make a difference and then just when I don’t expect it, something stands out in front of me like a road sign. It becomes obvious. There is no misinterrupting the message. The light bulb is switched on. My brain suddenly sees the old lady interruption of the drawing and realisations happen.

God works through everything to bring about change in us and change in others. If you have faith and believe in this approach, then you need never worry again. All is taken care of. All is secure.

This is why I praise God for everything. Make no mistake about it. Praise is the engine room that makes things happen. Praising God for everything is the fuel to keep our dodgem car moving forward. Without praise, we stall and lose momentum and life’s choices become harder and we fall back into the trap of being self sufficient rather than devinely sufficient. So take a different perspective on your Christian life and see it differently. Make your decisions decisively and expect to be guided.

You are only part of the solutuon; God is the rest, so give priase daily and know that you are being looked after.