“For God did not give us a spirit of timidity (of cowardice, of craven and cringing and fawning fear), but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of calm and well-balanced mind and discipline and self-control.” 2 Timothy 1:7 AMP
Maintaining a right perspective is important in life. A wrong perspective produces wrong actions and a right perspective produces right actions. If you want to change your response lifestyle, you must change your perspective. It is our responsibility as believers to look at every situation from God’s view. We do this by asking ourselves, “How does God view my life? How does God view this situation I am facing right now? What is the big picture?” Asking ourselves these questions will help us keep our minds sound so that we can make wise and sound decisions that we will be proud of later. A sound mind is a mind that has a right perspective. It is a level-headed and well-balanced mind that sees things under the light of God’s truth. Jesus was able to respond properly in every situation He faced because He maintained a right perspective, and the great news is, we have the mind of Christ as born-again believers. Even amid all of the feelings and emotions that naturally come, a peace and calm can come over you as a result of receiving the mind of Christ and receiving His perspective. So often we wonder, “Why did I respond that way?”, “I could have handled that situation completely different.” Instead of beating yourself up over unwise decisions made, encourage yourself. Remember, you are growing and are being conformed into the image of Jesus. As you continue, you will get to where receiving His mind and perspective on things will become second nature to you. Isn’t that awesome?! You will be someone of great understanding that is slow to get angry, slow to act, and someone that no longer makes decisions based on how you feel at the moment. Soundness is God’s aim for you and He will accomplish it in you.
Prayer: Father, I pray that You give me a right perspective. Help me see every situation in my life from Your view. Help me continue to see myself the way You see me. You have given to me a sound mind to enjoy in my everyday life, and I receive it now and thank You for it. In Jesus’ name, Amen.