Gaining Perspective Through Prayer

If you have ever played in a football game, you know that when you’re down on the field, you can’t see all of the plays developing. Your view is limited to what is happening immediately around you. On the other hand, if you’re an offensive coordinator for a football team, you are able to go up to the press box and look down on the entire field. From this vantage point you can clearly see what the defense and offense are doing.

In the same way, sometimes we’re too close to our own problems; we’re right in the middle, and we can’t see what is happening. We need a clearer vision, a new perspective. And so what do we need to do? We need to get up higher! We need to get lifted up into the presence of the Lord and gain a new perspective in finding God’s will and His wisdom in our lives.

The end of all things is near; therefore, be of sound judgment and sober spirit for the purpose of prayer.

God desires to reveal His perspective and impart His wisdom to us. James 1:5 says, “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.”

When we yield our lives to God, and pray to our Heavenly Father we gain proper perspective. Prayer is the key to maintaining a godly perspective. And with this correct perspective of God’s will for our lives we can place our confidence in the One “who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us.” (Ephesians 3:20).

Prayerfully consider the problem that is most troubling in your life today. As you lift it up in prayer to the Lord, ask for His help in viewing the situation from His perspective – as an all-knowing, powerful, omnipresent God.

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