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Monday, July 28, 2014

Inspired by . . . perspective

 

You’ve heard the expression “can’t see the forest through the trees”? It’s about perspective. Looking at something so closely . . .

 

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. . . that you miss the bigger picture.

 

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Just the opposite can be true as well.

I think about perspective a lot.

When taking pictures, a different perspective can tell an entirely different story.

 

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But perspective is about a lot more than just seeing something from a different angle. It’s about understanding, too. Our perspective on something can be affected by what we know {or don’t know}, by our emotions, by our past experiences, etc.

Sometimes, we can look at a person or a situation, make a judgment – and be completely wrong. However, there are also times when two {or more} different perspectives can both be right.

 

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Perspective is funny that way.

It’s not about our opinion, necessarily, many times it’s about how we view things – filtering them through our experiences.

 

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The book-made-movie, The Five People You Meet in Heaven, has an interesting perspective on perspective. While I don’t agree with the author’s theology, the overall point of the book has merit.

Another book that has merit, with whose Author’s theology I do agree, says this:

 

But many who are first will be last, and the last first. Mark 10:31

 

But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you,

do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, Matt 5:44

 

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Where do wars and fights come from among you?

Do they not come from your desires for pleasure that war in your members?

You lust and do not have. You murder and covet and cannot obtain.

You fight and war. Yet you do not have because you do not ask.

You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss,

that you may spend it on your pleasures. James 4:1-3

 

My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, James 1:2

 

A bit of a different perspective, wouldn’t you say?

Right?

Wrong?

or just different?

 

Whatever your answer, this perspective has eternal implications.

 

Blessings,

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Other perspectives:

On being wrong

On impaired vision

 

Sharing inspiration here:

 

TestimonyTuesdayLinkUp “Texture P52 Sweet Shot Tuesday with Kent Weakley

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11 comments:

  1. oh my, June ... the shades on your captured images. just incredibly breath-taking.

    what a very fine way to start my Monday!

    hope your week is beautiful ...

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  2. Wishing I knew how to do those creative things you've done with your images. Just lovely. And by the way, also lovely is your book which I finished reading while traveling and absolutely LOVED! Hope you weeks is off to a wonderful start. Much love. xoxo

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  3. I'm in agreement that all of our lives, the gift of free will impacts, it's all about our perspective. The way our Father uses His sovereign hand to turn our world just the opposite of what we perceive it should be is enough to make us ponder our perspective. This is a deep one...

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  4. My biggest challenge is learning how to yield my myopic perspective to the eternal viewpoint of God. He is the only One with the true *overall picture* - and it is in HIS wisdom I must trust.

    I was reminded of the verse where God says His wisdom seems like foolishness to the world. Indeed. And so, I just want to be a fool for God, with my limited perspective turned upside down. For only God could send a Savior as a man who would die. And then, fool the world by raising Him from the dead!!

    GOD BLESS!

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  5. Good post, June! You are making me think today, though. :)

    Your carnival images are wonderful as are the edits you applied. You are really working that new camera!

    I hope you have an amazing week filled with blessings.

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  6. Beautiful colorful images. Lovely post.

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  7. Oh yes, what a difference our perspective can make, especially combined with choosing how we will respond. Beautiful photos!! Thanks for linking up to Testimony Tuesday.

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  8. Fantastic series of images from different view points. Yes, our perspective can go from the infinity of the Universe to the particles that make up the atoms and everything in-between. It really does make a difference with our experiences and what we open our mind to see.

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  9. Beautiful words on perspective and beautiful pictures! I love how perspective skews our view or makes it clearer. Glad you came by my place to visit too! Blessings! Mary

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  10. I love the images and how you've used them to illustrate a wonderful point.

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  11. I love your first image! And your thoughts on perspective. So many different perspectives in the world, I just have to remember my perspective isn't the only perspective...

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