A Matter of Perspective

“I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.” 
Romans 8:18 NIV
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Getting from Point A to Point B is seldom by way of a straight path. Life throws in a few curves to keep things interesting, then the unexpected happens. Our choices of whether to respond or react are where the rubber meets the road. We can choose to lean in or freak out. Skirt by or sideswipe. Hold it in the road or hit the wall. Our attitudes will make or break us. Check your Tude-o-Meter by considering the following list. Will the gage read half-full or half-empty?

problem or opportunity
necessary or unnecessary
limited or unlimited
qualified or unqualified
sense or nonsense
valuable or worthless
secure or insecure
obstacle or challenge
possible or impossible
satisfactory or unsatisfactory
bitter or better
freedom or captivity
privilege or entitlement
serious or trivial
simple or complicated
rich or poor
capable or incapable
competition or personal best

As you walk through your day, view potential stumbling blocks as stepping stones to elevate your thinking.

Go ahead. Step up. Take your time. I’ll wait…

There now. Better?

Look around you. How’s the view? Do you see a hopeless end or an endless hope?

It’s all a matter of perspective.




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