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Consider Your Perspective Today
By Don Twobears
I have lived in many places in my life, some were good and nice and others were simply out of this world! Of course, most of those places were as a kid, so the reasons were those of a kid, even an immature kid, if you will. Having said that, I fear going back to those places and seeing them today, for fear they will displace the affection I once knew of it. Many of these places were as a Military Brat, beautiful as they were back then, they are gone now days and this sort of hurts my heart to know. As you might be able to see, these places hold special memories, by virtue of those that occupied the area while I was living there. We could say, it is the experiences I have been through, that made that particular place and time so very special. Looking at the root cause for these places being so special, I then wonder why we are not able to enjoy every place and time?
The crux of the matter, is those around us who make this area a home or just a place to live, like a house, a building and nothing more. It is also the times in which this part of life took place, so obviously the 1960’s felt more innocent and carefree. So why is it, that we are not able to Re-Create this same scenario, where ever we are? Could it be that we cherish our youth, to the point that we find our life in old age to be so dismal? We knew back then, as we know of life today, nothing remains the same. Still as yet, the question remains, why are we not able to be as happy now, where ever we are, as we were back then?
I know that almost everyone, looks at the times of their youth, as the most prime or most innocent of their lives and it has been that way for generations. So what are the requirements of us, regarding being happy where ever we are and in what ever time frame? Yes…I know all about the Contestants of Beauty Pageants, that continually say, “World Peace.” Yet the 1960’s were not without their own set of worldly wars and strife, in many areas of the world. Therefore that does not count, world Peace will never be, without Jesus Christ. Of course in this article, we are looking at the Individual perspective and not the entire world perspective. To clear a field, it is required to remove the stones and obviously that begins with each and every stone, until all stones are gone. Is it a safety issue? An issue concerning individual contentment? Is it only a matter of youth, being young at heart? Does it concern the reason we exist here on earth, in the first place? I mean there are pessimists and Optimists and those in-between, does that matter? Does the Beauty of the area count as a factor in this? Or how about the Mystic, the mystery and origins of the area and it’s inhabitants? Or could it simply be, that someone else was handling the big questions and concerns, rather than you?
I would like to say, that after considering these things, as children, we were cared for, our needs were always met, in other words, we were confident and secure. This of course was because of our parents, they handled all the difficulties and hardships and we were left to explore and discover many things. As adults we now know these difficulties and hardships and thus, they cause us to become jaded to a degree, if you will. It is almost like saying, we have lost the flavor of life.
Matthew 5:13 “Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.”
I am afraid this can spell many troubles for those that loose their flavor for life, simply because they are not willing to place their Faith in Jesus Christ! I would like to believe, that this spells the chance for us to see this world in a more simple way once again. A viewpoint that deletes the wicked and sordid and allows us to be innocent once again, through Jesus Christ. HE gives us that sense of Security, that we seemed to have lost since our youth. It would be most proper to say, that because we are not in our Home, which is Heaven, that we are simply on a vacation here on earth. Looking at everything with these news eyes, brings the beauty and mystery of life back again.
I know most people would like to believe that “Perspective is individual” and if that is so, then why do so many people “Choose” to see this life the way that they do? Living this life, as if there is no God, leaves you with only one perspective and that is dismal to begin with. Seeing Life and everything associated with our life here, through the “Lens of God” allows us a new perspective, a new view-point.
I remember my Mom and Dad telling us kids, that you can go through life “Hoping” for good memories or you can choose to MAKE good memories and that is on an individual basis. It has to do with what you want in this Life! If you choose to live life only as the world sees this life, your going to be continually disappointed, because you will never be able to measure up. The Jones’s will always be ahead of you, they will always have more or better. You will live your life solely in the pursuit of stuff! Is stuff enough for you? What do the Jones’s really think, is their Life everything they thought it ought to be? Or have you been misled by what you think…they see?! How much stuff do you need to have around you, before you start feeling like your life is cluttered or too complicated?
How about we take on a new perspective for Life. God Almighty created this Universe for HIS Glory, which then means, the Glory is not for you or me. To put it simply, HE created you and I, for HIS Glory, to be HIS people, to Love and devote ourselves to HIM…NOT to ourselves!
John 15:5 “I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.”
It requires the Love of the Lord God Almighty, in order for you and I to draw our next breath of air! If that is truth and we know it is, then why does everyone want to do things “Their own Way?!” Again, we are the Fallen Species here, we would forget to create our own next breath of air! Thank the Lord for every breath of air we take, because HE never forgets anything! The air is available for both the saved and the lost alike. It is our own arrogance, that makes us believe the next breath of air will always be there, somehow we think, we make this happen and that my friends is Blasphemy of the Lord God.
The world thinks the next breath of air, is by Evolution, never once being willing to give the Glory for it…to God. This Life is a Gift…it comes from the Lord God and no one else! Our lives are meant to be to live for the Lord God and to HIM be the Glory! So if you so choose to listen to Satan and his ilk, be assured you will reside with him, in the same place, for Eternity! Thing is, you chose this for yourself! God the Father wants to save you through the Blood of Jesus Christ!
As each moment passes, you are one moment closer to meeting your Creator and there you will give an accounting for all your actions here on earth. With each passing moment, that you fail to accept Jesus Christ as your Savior, is one more moment that you draw closer to an Eternity in the Lake of Fire. Understanding that, it begs the question, when is your end, when will you die and where will you be afterwards? That is what this life here on earth is for, to make that one crucial decision! Jesus Christ or Satan and his ilk, your final home in Eternity will be according to your choice and YOURS alone!
Feeling too busy to think on this?! I would advise to re-think that idea, it is the reason you are here! Just one decision and that’s it! After your decision, your life is forever changed and your life will be lived accordingly. How is it, young people die everyday, babies die everyday and as well for the old folk. Your first question for yourself ought to be is…when is my day and hour and minute to die going to be? If you say you don’t know, then you might want to consider the Gift that Jesus Christ bring to your Life, because HE knows the very second for you. HE know thew number of every hair on your head, HE knows every thought you will ever have and HE already knows whether you want Life or death. Yet…HE gives you every opportunity to make the proper choice. Again, YOU must choose!
We seem to think that the end of our life here on earth, is the end of everything, how short-sighted of us to be so! We have “Finite” minds, thus we will never be able to conceive Eternity. Regardless of where you end up at, it will be for Eternity and here is another mystery word…Forever! Suddenly, your Perspective becomes enormous to consider! I would rather consider the Point of God Almighty and know my future is for sure in Heaven!! Hell…is too much for me to consider!
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
I use the King James version of the Bible and all emphasis is mine.