1 Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. 3 For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God [Colossian 3:1-3]
It is easy to get wrapped up in our own personal busyness or struggles and lose sight of God. It is easy to get so distracted by the stormy seas that our eyes are taken off of the One who deserves our attention and can best help. There is more to this verse than an encouragement to keep your eyes on Christ.
It is about asking the Father for a heavenly perspective on what is happening around me or you. More precisely, it is about seeing my disabilities from God, the Father’s perspective and not from an earthly point of view.
From an earthly or natural perspective, I am viewed as being weak and incapable. Some may consider me, to be a burden or pitied. Why? It is because I am visually impaired and hearing impaired. As such, I am viewed as weak. To add to the mix, I don’t like admitting that I need help.
To continue this, it would be easy to get caught up with both physical healing and inner healing. How wrapped up? It could be done to the point of distracting me, from what Jesus has called to do. I am not opposed to supernatural healing. If God is willing, Jesus could heal me instantly. Yet, this has not occurred. What am I to do?
What of my having God’s perspective? For me, it is seeing how God, the Father is glorified through my weaknesses; this includes my disabilities. Have you read my other stories on this blog? Yes, I certainly have had troubles and have shared some of it. I could not have written these without God’s help in my life.
By having God’s perspective, I am learning to see how my Father sees the situation. I could get wrapped up in my own thoughts and feelings or ask “Father, what do you want me to do? How can I be of help in this situation?”
There is probably more to it and I am obviously still learning. 🙂 So, I do invite you to share your to share your thoughts about having a heavenly perspective; as per Paul’s instructions.