Perspective – How do you view the world?

What’s your perspective? How do you view the world? When you enter each day, what are your expectations? Are you going out into the world, viewing each interaction as an opportunity to show Yahweh’s love? Or are you entering each conversation with an attitude of something you have to do to get through the day?

Perspective - How do you view the world? | ladonnaharris.comAn Incorrect Perspective

Daily, I enter my world with an incorrect perspective. I interact each day with the dole drum attitude of – these are things I have to do and places I have to go and conversations I have to participate in. What I really want to do is to live in my cocoon, never leave my house, and hide from the world, but that’s not my job. I need a change of perspective. Currently, I just wish to make it through to bed time again and start over again tomorrow but I choose to make my life more than that. Recently, I’ve been challenged to leave my cocoon, to show the world the beauty of God’s love for us.

The Challenge

I’ve been challenged to show the love of Yahweh with every interaction. It’s a change of focus – from in to up. No longer do I want to know “what’s in it for me?” but the desire, the passion I’m cultivating, is to ask, “how can I show Yahweh to the world?” Too often we enter the world to be filled, but that’s wrong. Our friendships are a “what’s in it for me” interaction. What if we entered each meeting with a different perspective? We shouldn’t be going to church to be filled, but rather to congregate with others who look and act just like us. We are called to fellowship with fellow believers to gather in awe of The Holy One, to worship him. The act of worshiping together, learning together will have the effect of filling us so we can go back into the world – showing Christ’s love to those out there.

It’s all about our intention – why do we enter each situation? What’s your hearts desire?

But ADONAI said to Sh’mu’el, “Don’t pay attention to how he looks or how tall he is, because I have rejected him. ADONAI doesn’t see the way humans see – humans look at the outward appearance, but ADONAI looks at the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7, CJB

My Small World

My world is pretty small. I have a large family that demands a lot of my time and attention, but even here, I can face each interaction with the same, new perspective. I primarily shop, volunteer, and visit right within our small town, leaving only in special situations and recently, never more than a couple of times a month. My heart’s desire and challenge is to enter each day, asking myself, “What do YOU want me to do today? In what way can I show my world a little more of your love? What person can I love for you today?” And that world might just be my toddler who is having a rough day. Or my teenager who doesn’t know which end is up. Perhaps it’s the pre-teen who has hormones raging and can’t control body and mouth. Maybe my husband who faced that exceptionally hard call, in the middle of the night. My micro-world has a tonne of potential.

And so I challenge you, as I have been challenged, to enter each day asking not what the world can do for you, but what you can do for your world…. and then tell me about it in the comments.


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