Our spirit will come out of everything we do! For example people may look beautiful but what comes out if their mouths is ugly. We always look at peoples looks and talents . But what will keep our friendships? The kind of spirit you have will give fruit to your attitude.
1. choose the perspective with which you define life’s events. Perspective is the way you define things. “The lamb of your body is the eye. If your eye is clear, your whole body will be full of light. If your eye is bad, your whole body will be filled with darkness, If then the light in you is darkness, how great shall that darkness be.” (mat. 6:22)
If your always thinking about things in a worse state, If theirs always a but there is something wrong with your spirit. There is nothing impossible for God. If you keep telling yourself that it is too hard then that’s what you will believe. There is nothing impossible for God. You need to see it in Gods perspective. “But my servant Caleb because he has a different spirit and has followed Me fully, I will bring into the land which he entered, and his descendants will take possession of it.” (Num. 14:24)
In order to perceive life correctly, there are three things we have to work on:
Its so important to read the bible every day. To devote time. “Nevertheless, the people who live in the land are strong, the cities are fortified and very large, and we say the Nephilim….and we became grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight.” (Num. 13:28 & 33) This means that how you see yourself that’s how others will see you. its important to see your self accurately. If you see yourself as useless others will see you as useless. if you see yourself as blessed others will too. How you see you yourself is how others see you. You need to see yourself how God sees you, valuable and precious.
Second: your past don’t let your past hold you hostage
Third: a clear perception of your future. Have inspiration.
2. choose the measure of difficulty you will assign to life’s events.
you’ve got to choose how you see things. “Caleb quieted the people before Moses and said ‘Let us go up at once and occupy it, for we are well able to overcome it.” (Num. 13:30)
You need to have a different spirit and believe you can overcome it. “The land which we passed through to spy out is an exceedingly good land. If the Lord is pleased with us, then He will bring us into this land and give it to us – a land which flows with milk and honey. Only do not rebel against the Lord and do not fear the people of the land…” (Num. 14: 7-9)
They don’t see it as a problem because they are seeing it from gods perspective, They trust God. what kind of spirit do you have when you encounter a problem? when you hit a wall? do you freak out or do you know that God is for you, that God is with you and you will learn from the experiences because He is with you.
3.choose a life style of faith over forgiveness gods gives you forgiveness so we will have a life of faith. “So the Lord said, ‘I have pardoned them according to your word, but… surely all the men who have seen My glory and My signs which I performed in Egypt and in the wilderness and yet have put Me to the test these ten times and have not listened to My voice, they shall by no means see the land which I swore to their fathers…'” (Num. 14:20-23)
We want God to forgive us and he will. Choose a lifestyle of faith. The goal shouldn’t be for forgiveness to carry on that sin, but you should live with faith. The goal should be living a life of faith. Move on to what God has promised don’t carry on the same sin over and over.
An example: A girl wanted to go to Prom so her father bought her a beautiful dress. On her way she found a mud puddle, she jumped into it. She came running back to her father. “Dad, my dress is ruined” so her father bought her a new one. She went to Prom but on her way was another mud puddle and she just couldn’t resist so she ruined her dress again. That’s what Gods like. He will forgive us for our sins over and over but we never get to prom.
When God died on the cross he died for our sins that we have done and still going to do. your sins are already payed for.
what has God promise you? you need to have a good perspective. Don’t circle around the same sin! Get to the promise. You can say “I’m always messing up…” The good news is that someone is always interceding for us. Right now God is interceding.
we need to be bold and not ashamed of telling people about the bible. We need to reach our cities. Trust God. Cry out to God. move into the promises that God has given you. Be all you are created to be. reveal the heart of God to this city. Amen!