Today I’m linking in with Five Minute Friday, which is a weekly prompting challenge for those of us who write. If you like to write,come check it out and join us! The word this week is perspective.
Perspective is a word that brings so many things to mind.
I remember studying perspective in my math, art, and drafting classes in school. An object can look so different when viewed from a different perspective. We can never really have a full understanding of an object if we can't see it from all of its perspectives. I remember that my Dad, who was interested in art and drafting, was so proud of drawings I made for a project showing various perspectives accurately.
Situations can also have various perspectives. I try to see my kids' perspectives as I teach and discipline them, and I want them to understand mine as well. Teaching them to see others' perspectives is important so that they can learn to see things as a bigger picture and so they can learn to be compassionate.
I try to see things from other's perspectives as well, but I find that it's easy to do when things are going well, but not as easy when I'm tired, stressed, or angry. It's a conscious effort to do that, and I have to admit that I don't even think about having my own perspective on things until I find myself defending it.
The main perspective I want to have is God's. It is the most important and the most elusive, as I constantly find myself reverting back to my own perspective. I am thankful for his love, grace, and mercy when I lose the proper perspective.
I hope you have a fabulous Friday!