Some of us like it; actually thrive on change! The rest of us…not so much!
Maybe like me, you’re in a season where life change is happening on a daily basis. Every day, there is a new reality to adjust to.
In the midst of all this different, I’m leaning on 5 Ways to Get a God-Perspective. These perspectives I’ve gained from Psalm 100.
Let’s quickly read this five verse Psalm:
“Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.
Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.
For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.” Psalm 100
David teaches us to:
1. Practice Praise
“Shout for joy to the Lord.”
When life is harder than I thought it was going to be, (or just different) my heart is immediately helped when I start to praise. I am definitely known to do a little shouting in my house to help my heart get to the place I need for it to be. I’ve also been known to jump up and down in praise in a parking lot when I lock my keys in my trunk and then it mysteriously opens on it’s own! Had that happen last weekend at my event!)
2. Embrace every day.
“Worship the Lord with gladness.”
Worshiping the Lord with gladness causes me to actively look for good in this day; embracing the day and whatever God brings to me in it.
3. Talk with thanksgiving
Davis tells us to enter His gates with thanksgiving. We may not be all that happy about the change that is going on in this area of our lives, but we can find one thing to be thankful for! Thankfulness redirects our heart and mind.
4. Partner with purpose
“We are His; the sheep of His pasture.”
Even if our purpose in the lives of others or in our work is changing, our purpose in life is the same. We are His. He has called us to represent Him while we are on the earth. During this season of change, find a friend who is going through change too. Together, find a way the two of you can partner to bring good into the life of another. Volunteer together. Bless another friend who is sick, having a baby or just needs a break in the middle of her week.
When I get my focus off of me and on to being a blessing to another person, I get God’s perspective!
5. Release regret
“His faithfulness continues to all generations.”
Because God is faithful to forgive us, time and time and time again, we can release regrets than try to whisper to us in the midst of change. God is faithful; always has been, always will be. We can rest in His faithfulness today and be assured we will see Him be faithful again tomorrow.