Is the way you look at things blocking your blessings? Let’s talk about it today ❤️
“And perhaps the LORD will see that I am being wronged and will bless me because of these curses today.””
2 Samuel 16:12 NLT
Reading about the life of David is such an opportunity to learn how to be pleasing to the Lord. This particular verse just shows what the right perspective will do in your life.
David and his men were on the run, and they entered a city where the people were cursing David. They were calling him a murderer and a low life, and on and on. The people with him knew these things weren’t true, and they knew what kind of person he was. They continued to get angry and told David they wanted to kill the ones cursing him. I have to say I don’t blame them. Our first reaction as humans when someone is cursing what we know to be good, is to defend it and shut down whatever it is they are doing. So what was David’s reaction? He said the Lord must have told them to say those things. I’m sure the Lord knows what is going on here and I’m sure he will bless me because of these people cursing me for no reason.
Wow, what a perspective. He sees the situation completely opposite from those around him. He sees it in a way that is pleasing to the Lord. If indeed the Lord had sent that test of character to David, he passed with flying colors. He also was rewarded with such a blessed life because of his perspective on things. I have read time and time again where David responded in such a way. He was always bringing the Lord into the equation, which is something I fail to do so many times. I believe this happened because David knew the Lord, he knew and understood His ways.
What does your perspective look like? If you’re like me probably like David’s followers most of the time, not even taking a second to consider the Lord is trying to do something in my life through the situation. It is usually an afterthought for me, but how wonderful would it be to be my first thought? I’m sure the Lord could use me in greater ways of He could trust that me perspective lined up with His. I’m also sure my life would be even more blessed.
It’s all in how you look at it, so let’s try looking at it Gods way instead of our own. If we could just obtain half of the blessings David had in his lifetime with the Lord, it would be more than we could fathom, and the kingdom would be impacted by us in a drastic way.
What does your perspective look like today?