Power of Perspective

Audio / Produced by The High Calling


A friend of mine was dissatisfied with his job and the company he worked for. He felt mistreated, underused . . . and his anger simmered. But that was years ago. Today my friend works for the same company—even has the same job—but he loves it.

What made the difference? One conversation. A woman asked him whom he prayed for most—himself or other people? His answer revealed extreme self-centeredness, and he disliked that even more. It may sound minor, but a change in perspective transformed his life.

This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge. Nothing feels so permanent or changes so quickly as an attitude. When attitudes change, usually, so do circumstances. It's the amazing power of our perspectives in the high calling of our daily work.

Search me, O God, and know my heart;
test me and know my anxious thoughts.
See if there is any offensive way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting.

(Ps. 139:23-24)

Image by Steve Jurvetson. Used with permission. Sourced via Flickr.

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