As I stepped out of our apartment, my two girls followed me. While we walked around, the younger one kept saying, “Daddy, the moon is following us.” I tried to contain my laughter. Then I explained to her, “the moon is not following us, we are the one moving. The moon is static.” She got the message.

Friend, life is about perspective. Until you get your perspective right, you would make a lot of wrong judgements and actions. One of the blessings you can get out of your walk with the Lord is the supply of perspectives. The word of God, prayers, worship, godly relationships etc. are all channels of gaining perspectives.

“Until I went into the sanctuary of God; then understood I their end” (Psalms 73:17). There is something about prayer and worship that helps us to see life correctly. David was initially disturbed about the prosperity of the wicked until he got a new perspective in God (Psalms 73:1-3). The people he thought were successful were standing on sinking sand (Psalms 73:17-19).

“While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen…” (2 Corinthians 4:18). What we see is not all there is to life. What is invisible is more real than what is visible. The invisible is what influences the visible. We walk by faith and not by sight (2 Corinthians 5:7). What others call affliction is our pathway to glory. What others call problem is opportunity in disguise (2 Corinthians 4:17).

Leaders see things differently. How you see things determines what you get out of it. The disciples saw five loaves and two fish, and how bad the situation was. Jesus saw the seed for the miraculous so He gave thanks (John 6:9-11). How do you see your meagre salary? A point of complaint or a seed for the miraculous?

You are either Covenant Compliant or you live a life of Complaint. The covenant demands gratitude (Colossians 1:12). Gratitude is perspective. Contentment is perspective (Philippians 4:12-13, Hebrews 13:5-6). Abundance is perspective (Philippians 4:19). Victory is perspective (2 Kings 6:15-18). The covenant demands that you see what Christ has done in the midst of what the devil seems to be doing.

© ‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria