Charles Swindoll said, “I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it.” In other words, our response to our circumstances is more impacting than the circumstance itself. So, how do you respond to problems? If you’re like Elijah, then you may say, “Why me?” or “Nothing ever works out in my favor.” When Elijah heard about Jezebel’s plans, he had a pity party. He told God, “I have had enough … Take my life …”
I’ll admit it – sometimes, I respond just like Elijah. This weekend, however, Bishop T.D. Jakes reminded me that our perspective is so important when we face problems. He encouraged viewers of the Potter’s Touch broadcast to stop looking at problems like obstacles and start viewing them as opportunities for God to show up. Wow! That’s great insight! With the right perspective, we can overcome disaster before it subsides!
Your perspective shapes your destiny. Remember, nothing is too hard for God. Let your perspective reflect that belief, and you’ll walk victoriously in the midst of the storm.