“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
I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel,…my imprisonment is for Christ.”Philippians 1:12-13 ESV
What a perspective! Paul had a God Size Perspective.
God Size Perspective – The ability to see your greatest obstacles as God ordained opportunities
How do you view the obstacles in your life?
How do you view your greatest challenges?
How do you view the one thing you desire for your life so much, but God won’t seem to allow it to happen?
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A couple of weeks ago Lauren and I laid down to go to bed one night. As usual Lauren fell asleep in no time. I laid there for about 45 minutes unable to fall asleep. Frustrated at my inability to sleep, I decided to grab my bible and turned to Philippians. I know many would argue, but I believe Philippians may be Paul’s best letter. If I did not have a bible reading plan, I’m afraid I would spend all of my time reading Philippians. Anyways, to the point.
As I was reading Philippians I noticed that Paul possessed a God Size Perspective. Take a look at the verses below.
“12I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel, 13so that it has become known throughout the whole imperial guard and to all the rest that my imprisonment is for Christ. 14And most of the brothers, having become confident in the Lord by my imprisonment, are much more bold to speak the word without fear.” Philippians 1:12-14
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