Life Lessons from a Different Perspective

Lessons Learned Early

Life Lessons - An original image by Studio 1-37Did you learn any life lessons this week? Depending on your age the lessons of life seem to multiply and grow as we get older. A different perspective on life is seen as we distance ourselves from the pondering and problems of life as well as maturing in age. We just tend to see things differently as we get older. Children certainly see things differently than adults but some revelations hold firm even when gained from the perspective of a child.

There are 10 such great truth lessons about life that a group of children came up with some time ago. It is pretty certain that the children who created this great list of lessons came to these insights by a dramatic eye-opening experience in their personal lives.

  1. No matter how hard you try, you can’t baptize cats.

  2. When your Mom is mad at your Dad, don’t let her brush your hair.

  3. If your sister hits you, don’t hit her back. They always catch the second person.

  4. Never ask your 3-year old brother to hold a tomato.

  5. You can’t trust dogs to watch your food.

  6. Don’t sneeze when someone is cutting your hair.

  7. Never hold a Dust-Buster and a cat at the same time.

  8. You can’t hide a piece of broccoli in a glass of milk.

  9. Don’t wear polka-dot underwear under white shorts no matter how cute they are.

  10. The best place to be when you’re sad is either Grandma or Grandpa’s lap.

The Experiences of Lessons

There are just some things in life that learning by experience is just not a fun thing to do. However, it is sometimes the personal eye-opening experience lessons that give us new insight, perception, and vision that bring Christ directly into our life. Some of these events are dramatic, traumatic, and at times there is not always a clear answer especially if we aren’t prepared for the test.

It is because of these times that you need to prepare and be able to draw from these preparations to handle life lessons. When life challenges hit, preparation and security is the key to holding strong and knowing that no matter what occurs God is always with you. This is what allows you to endure the things that you may face on earth with full knowledge that in the end, you will reside with Him forever. This week’s focus verse speaks to the clear necessity of remembering that God is the strength of your endurance.

My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; He is mine forever. Psalms 73:26 (NLT)

These comforting words remind you that by living your life for God and by trusting and focusing upon Him, your future is secure for there are lasting rewards for the righteous. Life lessons are not always easy to face which is why it is important to be prepared for the test before the testing day arrives. By finding your strength in God, the problems of this world dull. God is watching out for you and one day as His follower your reward will abundantly overflow.

Difficult Lessons Require a Different Perspective

When faced with the difficult lessons of life it is by trusting God that you find strength to move forward. It is not always easy to wait patiently on His will to reveal itself but it is important that while you wait you spend your time loving Him, serving others, and telling others the faithful lessons you learn. God is constantly there for you as He was when you were born and as He will be when you go through death to be with Him forever. Your life is a testimony for what God does for you. If you stand back and look carefully you can see your life from a different perspective: His perspective, and this allows you to help others see their life from the perspective of God too.

Seeing things from a different perspective reveals an altered picture as seen in the story of the beggar and the artist. Every day an artist saw a beggar who sat across the street outside his studio window. The more the artist thought about it, he decided that the scene made for an interesting portrait composition. So from the distance, he painted the defeated man whose shoulders drooped, and whose eyes were downcast and sad. When he finished, he took the portrait over to the beggar so he could look at it.

The beggar asked, ”Who is that?” As the painting bore a slight resemblance to himself but in the painting, before him, he saw a person of dignity, with squared shoulders, and bright uplifted eyes, almost handsome! He asked the artist, ”Is that me? I don’t look like that.” But the artist replied, ”But that is the person I see in you.”

The Perspective of Love is the Answer to All Lessons

God sees you from a different perspective too. Because of this, it is important to approach Him with a sincere and trusting heart. Know that you are made clean through the blood of Christ. It is through this knowledge that you are challenged to trust God knowing that you will reside with Him forever putting the circumstances of the lessons of life behind you. You must trust God and depend upon His rewards.

God sees you from a different perspective. He cares about you and loves you so much that He will cleanse you, allowing you to spend a rewarded life with Him after life on earth. It is with this knowledge you gain comfort and strength from God to hold in your heart. For you will, as a believer, reside with Him forever and it is this lesson in life you must cling to and share with others.

Love in Christ,

E.J.

Postscript

God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him.

John Piper

Extra Study

Psalm 40:5, Psalm 71:7, Philippians 4:13, Hebrews 10:22

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