“And most of the brothers, having become confident in the Lord by my imprisonment, are much more bold to speak the word without fear.” Philippians 1:14 esv
Our perspective in life determines so much. Obviously it determines how we see our circumstances. It determines how we respond to our obstacles. It determines the influence or lack there of we will have in the lives of those around us. It determines how we respond to God. Which our response to God determines everything for our lives.
As I mentioned in the previous posts of this series, Paul possessed a God Size Perspective. He looked past his unfavorable circumstances and looked up to God to gain a healthy perspective. He realized his problems were being leveraged for God’s purposes. But the part I love the most is that Paul realized that his obstacles were giving others much needed confidence in their own lives.
I’m not real sure what your perspective tends to be in life. I’m not sure if you see the glass half empty of half full. I don’t know if you are a pessimist or an optimist.
What I do know is that God can work through your greatest burdens to give others boldness.
Paul’s time in prison gave other believers confidence in the Lord and enabled them to speak the word boldly and fearlessly.
How can your burdens equal confidence and boldness for the Lord? Continue reading