I was checking my Insta account yesterday and I saw what appeared to me to be a wooden anchor. I sat looking at it for a few minutes and then realised that in fact it was a pair of legs and I was only seeing the floor behind them because of the angle of the photo. Once I recognised that I was looking at a pair of legs I couldn’t see the anchor anymore and I couldn’t unsee the legs! Suddenly my perspective shifted!
The picture wouldn’t leave me and God started to talk to me about the picture.
In that picture I was only seeing from one perspective and I couldn’t see what was plainly in front of me. When I showed the picture to the Lovely Mr B he immediately saw a pair of legs and couldn’t see what I was seeing-different perspectives.
Now it’s okay to have different perspectives but God was highlighting something else to me and that this was like the difference between being a believer or not. Until you see the truth, even though it’s not hidden and often in plain sight, you can’t see it. Then in a moment the truth can come in and when it does the truth breaks into your life you see it and once you see it’s impossible to unsee it.
You can be spiritually blind, even if you are in a room full of believers who are experiencing Jesus you can still be completely unaware of him.
2Cor 4:3-5 And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing.4 The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. 5 For what we preach is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake.
The moment that God breaks into your life and you receive Jesus as your lord and saviour you can’t believe you’ve been missing it; it was glaringly obvious all the time. It’s like you’ve been staring at the space in-between all this time. The space is then filled up as your gaze; your vision is filled with Jesus.
Acts 9:18 Immediately, something like scales fell from Saul’s eyes, and he could see again. He got up and was baptized,
I love that my perspective has changed and that I had that moment when God came into perspective in my life. It has been an interesting journey and at times in the past I have taken my eyes off God and let other things fill my view.
But, God never left me and though I wasn’t seeing him he was there all the time, in plain sight but I was focussed on the place inbetween. It’s not until I look back that I can see him visible and moving in my life, although I was totally unaware at the time.
I am so grateful that my God never left me as he promised in scripture,
Deut 31:6 So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. For the LORD your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you.”
I’m so thankful that he came running down my prodigal road with a ring and a robe!
This song from Johnathon and Melissa Helser called Abba ‘Arms of the Father’ sums up my amazing heavenly father. The only perspective I’m interested in today is his and what he sees and thinks about me and the world around me.
What is your perspective today? Have you got your eyes on him?
It’s never too late, it wasn’t too late for me and it’s not too late for you today.