The word perspective means the way you see things. Life is comprised of pleasant and unpleasant experiences. The way you see difficult experiences, like the loss of a loved one, job, the break up of a relationship, betrayal, failure and marital problems etc, will determine your response. Your response will determine your success or failure.

Genesis 35:18-19
And it came to pass, as her soul was in departing, (for she died) that she called his name Benoni: but his father called him Benjamin. And Rachel died, and was buried in the way to Ephrath, which is Bethlehem.

Rachel, Jacob’s wife died in childbirth and called his son Benoni “son of my sorrow” Jacob who had lost his wife and was grieving saw his son differently. He changed his name to Benjamin: Son of my strength. He saw strength not sorrow in his newborn son. He decided he would not allow bitter past experiences to colour the future.

Perspective will influence your confession, actions and life so make sure you have the right perspective.

Kakra Baiden