Perception can change your life, or it can hinder your life. The way that you perceive yourself may not be based on facts, but instead, it is an idea of who we are or what we think that we are. Even the way that others perceive you is usually not accurate, but instead a biased opinion. So, what does this all mean? Thoughts and words are powerful! I cannot stress how powerful thoughts and words are. Have you ever said…

I am too old
I can’t catch on quickly
I don’t know anything about technology
It is not possible for me to do that
I am not qualified

Maybe those aren’t the thoughts that you have said, but they are the thoughts that I have said. I have told myself all of those things and plenty of other things that were just as limiting. I held myself back from trying new things because I was afraid of trying, of being made fun of, of failing.

Usually, I am an optimistic person, but there are times when I fall into the trap of comparison. I find myself reacting to situations instead of proactively looking for a solution. It is much easier to throw up my hands and say that I can’t than it is to go through all of the trouble of figuring out how I CAN.

I am a person of faith! I know that the Lord has said that I can do “all” things through Him. I know that He will “conquer” all of my problems. I know that with Him, and through Him, nothing is impossible.

So, if I can flip the switch in my brain, then I can have a more positive perspective. I can have a failure, and instead of shutting down and quitting, I can thank the Lord for helping me learn and grow. Failure is all part of learning. A child learning to walk doesn’t stop trying once it falls, so why do we?

My perspective is not based on reality, but the Lord knows everything about me. He wants to see me soar. He wants to see me grow in knowledge and confidence. He loves me and wants the best for me. He is not going to quit giving me new challenges because He doesn’t want me to become stagnant. I need to learn to trust more and to embrace each new chapter of my life. He has the ultimate plan!

So, today, try flipping the switch in your brain. Take a good look at the path that you are on and see if you think that it aligns with God’s will. I found this quote, and I thought that I would share it with all of you.

 “God’s perspective on us is remarkable, almost unbelievable. He delights in us and loves us as a caring Father. He’s running toward us, ready to embrace and forgive us. He’s for us in all the pain of life and can sustain us in every challenge. As I learn to see from God’s perspective, my perspective on everything else shifts. I realize that my failures don’t disqualify me. I’m aware of the security I already have in God’s grace. I trust that nothing will separate me from the love of God in Christ.”  ~ Jud Wilhite

Have A Blessed Day!

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  1. Catherine McClamrock says:

    Thank you so much! I needed this at this very moment. You are an angel in disguise!

  2. Susanne Booth says:

    So needed to hear this! Just yesterday I wanted to take the easier way and just give up, but the reminder that I need to “figure out how I CAN” was a perfect message for me.

  3. Thank you Tania for your words about our Heavenly Father each Sunday. I look forward to the “gems” you post. Have a blessed day.

  4. My failures don’t disqualify me. That says a lot to me in a powerful way. The past 3 years of my life have been the hardest of my life. And I’m just realizing, at my age, just how powerful words and thoughts really are. It’s uncanny that you are writing about this today because those words ran through my head earlier before I read this post. I’ve spent much of my life saying I can’t because I too was afraid of failure, being laughed at or being judged by others. By doing so I missed out on so much joy. I see now that God has used these last 3 years to mold me and change me for the better. He flipped that switch in my brain. It wasn’t always fun but I’m so glad He did this for me. I needed it and He knew it. You are spot on once again. Thanks.

    1. Johnna, it seems like change is never easy. I look back at some of the hardest times that I have been through, how I have been able to survive situations that I thought would have been impossible, and instead of crumbling, I soared. I know that I will still be scared when the next challenge comes along, but He is who I will be clinging to no matter what. I am glad the switch has flipped for you, and I am grateful that we have gotten to know each other better.

      1. Just read your reply and wanted to say that I’m glad I’ve gotten to know you better too. Sometimes I think I was led to Pinterest just to find you & your blog. Things have changed since then. He does work in mysterious ways for sure. Maybe one day we’ll actually meet in person. ?

  5. A very meaningful and wisdom filled post from a sister in Christ. Loved it and thank you for sharing.

  6. What a wonderful post today, thank you.

  7. And all God’s people said….Amen

  8. Another “Amen” post.

  9. michele meece says:

    Wonderful post! Thank you for the insight!

    1. Thanks, for reading and taking the time to comment, Michele.

  10. Maria Palmieri says:

    Thank you for these beautiful words. God bless you!
    Maria P.

    1. I am glad that you enjoyed the post, Maria.

  11. Very nice post! The quote is from my sons pastor here in Las Vegas. He’s a great pastor and author. I hope all is going well with you and your family! I love reading your posts and happy that God is blessing you!♥️

    1. That is awesome, Patty. I found the quote and thought it worked with my thoughts.

    2. Thank you Tania for this post….and all of your posts…especially the Sunday one’s. They are such a blessing to me and always a great reminder of our Great God!