Wearing sunglasses isn't just a fashion statement. They protect our eyes, help us to see more clearly and relax our face so we aren't squinting all day. Although these might be good reasons to wear sunglasses, we have to choose whether or not we are going to wear them. The same is true of perspective in life...
So we fix our eyes not on what is seen but on what is unseen.
For what is seen is temporary but what is unseen is eternal. ~2 Corinthians 4:18
When the hope of heaven entered our life through Christ, God made available to each of us the incredible opportunity to view our life's situations with an eternal perspective. Rather than the looking at our circumstances through a limited earthly sight, we can look through the eyes of God with a heavenly perspective. It's a choice. Are we looking at our life with an eternal perspective or a temporal one?
Set your minds on things above not on earthly things. ~Colossians 3:2
We're encouraged to look above the temporal earthly things of this present life. God's promises give us hope to believe in what is unseen and offer us a glimpse of God's heavenly view. The Son of God makes all the precious promises available to us and with them the gift of eternal sight.
When trial comes although it may be so unexpected to me, it isn't to Him. I sometimes flounder as my earthly point of view overwhelms me...
But there they sit on the counter, my beautifully custom-made pair of Son-glasses. They were given to me by the Son himself and they are found within the love notes written in His Word...
One by one I find them, promises given to me personally. As I surrender and choose to exchange the limitations of my earthly perspective for the heavenly view through the Son of God - suddenly I see things differently.
I remember that my citizenship is really not earthly at all, but rather in heaven. It's a much better view from there.
What's your view like today?
About the Author: I am a very blessed wife and mom! I’m also a pastor and mentor for women at the LA Dream Center, teaching and encouraging women to discover their complete God-given potential. I blog about faith and fitness and enjoying life! You can find me on the web at http://danisejurado.com