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Perspective and Leadership - The Startup - Medium

Have you ever come to a point in your life where you lost perspective? When that happens to me, I usually start complaining and begin to focus on myself. Maybe you have been down that same road. Sometimes I have to come to the end of myself before I look up and cry out to God to help me.

In our story of Moses, the Hebrews have lost perspective as they complain over and over again. They were like a small child who needs a nap and nothing will please them.

Exodus 16:So Moses and Aaron said to all the people of Israel, “By evening you will realize it was the Lord who brought you out of the land of Egypt. In the morning you will see the glory of the Lord, because he has heard your complaints, which are against him, not against us. What have we done that you should complain about us?” Then Moses added, “The Lord will give you meat to eat in the evening and bread to satisfy you in the morning, for he has heard all your complaints against him. What have we done? Yes, your complaints are against the Lord, not against us.” [1]

What can I do when I have lost perspective?

The best thing we can do is simply cry out to the Lord and ask Him to change our perspective to His perspective. When my nose is up against a beautiful mural, I can’t tell what it is. When I cry out to God, He helps me back up and receive greater insight. With the proper perspective, a health problem can show me how much I need to depend on God. With the proper perspective, the loss of a job can give me greater empathy for people in a similar situation. With the proper perspective, a broken relationship shows how fragile people are and how much we each need God’s love, mercy, and grace.

No matter what the situation, God is already at work. At times I need the Lord to open my eyes to see that He has not forgotten or lost me.

The Apostle Paul writes in Ephesians 1:18, “Open the eyes of their hearts, and let the light of Your truth flood in. Shine Your light on the hope You are calling them to embrace. Reveal to them the glorious riches You are preparing as their inheritance.”[2]

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[1] Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation (Ex 16:6–8). Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers.

[2] The Voice Bible Copyright © 2012 Thomas Nelson, Inc. The Voice™ translation © 2012 Ecclesia Bible Society

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