Could You Change Your World with a New Set of Lenses?

by Andy Wood on August 7, 2008

in 100 Words, Esteem, Life Currency

What if you could completely reframe situations or people by seeing them with a different perspective?

What if you could turn jerks into friends, or at least into sympathetic partners?

What if you could gain new courage and confidence in any situation you faced by seeing with a different set of lenses?

What if you could be greatly used by God to make a profound difference in other people’s lives, simply by a change in perspective?

You can.

Why did God say, “My thoughts are not your thoughts?”  Was it to rub it in, or to reach out?

Just thinking…

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kenSwitzer August 10, 2008 at 11:29 pm

Yeah, thanks for getting me in trouble this morning. 🙂
Have you been riding with me lately…or just talking to my wife?

I am very guilty of almost the same story you rendered this morning.
I chose “render” because your stories are always like paintings hanging in The Louvre. Only these have a big red sign saying, “YOU ARE HERE”, sign in them.

But I digress.
I have been trying lately to do just as you said and forgive the idio……um, people when I come across them or they come across me. However, I have also be rationalizing that, when I am driving is my only release. I can’t yell at my wife, boss or even kid without feeling remorseful afterward. When I am in the car the people are nevermore the wiser that I just offended many of the people in their immediate and even some in their distant lineage.

But, in the end, I must force myself to realize that “I” and God know what I said (or thought if my kid was in the car), and must continue to work on this issue in my life.

Could I just give them a nice card with directions to a really good driving school?


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